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vi·o·lent

 (vī′ə-lənt)
adj.
1.
a. Causing or intending to cause damage, injury, or death, often when involving great force: a violent car crash; a violent attack.
b. Characterized by or displaying physical violence: a violent past; a violent movie.
c. Caused by unexpected force or injury rather than by natural causes: a violent death.
d. Given to physical violence: a violent criminal.
2.
a. Very forceful: the violent tossing of the ship by the waves; a violent squall.
b. Intense or extreme, especially in emotion: violent anger.
c. Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger: a violent argument.
3. Vivid, as in brightness or saturation: violent colors.
4. Tending to distort meaning or intent: a violent interpretation of a text.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin violentus, from vīs, vi-, force; see weiə- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′o·lent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.violently - in a violent mannerviolently - in a violent manner; "they attacked violently"
nonviolently - without violence; "the government was overthrown nonviolently, but the dictator was killed"
Translations
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násilne
nasilno
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violently

[ˈvaɪələntlɪ] ADV [act] → con violencia, de manera violenta; [tremble] → violentamente; [brake] → bruscamente
she shook the child violentlysacudió al niño con violencia
to die violentlymorir violentamente
to react violently to sthreaccionar violentamente or con violencia ante algo
to fall violently in love with sbenamorarse perdidamente de algn
to be violently opposed to sthoponerse radicalmente a algo
he is violently anti-Communistes un anticomunista furibundo
to be violently sickvomitar mucho

violently

[ˈvaɪələntli] adv
[attack, assault, push, struggle] → violemment
to die violently → mourir de mort violente
[shake, shudder, tremble, cough] → violemment
[react] → violemment
to be violently opposed to sth → être violemment opposé(e) à qch
[ill] → terriblement

violently

adv
(= brutally) kick, beat, attack, react, actbrutal; to die violentlyeines gewaltsamen Todes sterben
(= forcefully) push, fling, hurlkräftig; tremble, shake, shudderheftig; swerve, brakeabrupt
(= dramatically) red and pink clash violentlyRot und Rosa beißen sich; they have quite violently opposed temperamentssie haben völlig unvereinbare Temperamente
(= vehemently) speakheftig, leidenschaftlich; disagreescharf; they are violently anti-communistsie sind militante Antikommunisten; to be violently against something or opposed to somethingein scharfer Gegner/eine scharfe Gegnerin einer Sache (gen)sein; he expresses himself rather violentlyer drückt sich sehr krass aus
(= intensely) blushtief, heftig; fall in loveunsterblich; to be violently ill or sicksich furchtbar übergeben; he was violently angryer war außer sich (dat)vor Wut; to retch/cough violentlygewaltig würgen/husten

violently

[ˈvaɪələntlɪ] adv (attack, react) → in modo violento, violentemente; (severely, sick, angry) → terribilmente
to fall violently in love with sb → innamorarsi follemente di qn

violent

(ˈvaiələnt) adjective
1. having, using, or showing, great force. There was a violent storm at sea; a violent earthquake; He has a violent temper.
2. caused by force. a violent death.
ˈviolently adverb
ˈviolence noun
great roughness and force, often causing severe physical injury or damage. I was amazed at the violence of his temper; She was terrified by the violence of the storm.
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly we heard, at a little distance to our right and partly in front, a noise as of some animal thrashing about in the bushes, which we could see were violently agitated.
Violently will my breast then heave; violently will it blow its storm over the mountains: thus cometh its assuagement.
On one occasion when the shepherd laid hold of him, he grunted and squeaked and resisted violently.
Cornelius uttered a cry of horror, and in the agony of his frantic terror knocked with his hands and feet at the door so violently and continuously, that Gryphus, with his huge bunch of keys in his hand, ran furiously up.
Presently both men started from their seats in surprise: a long vine that covered half the front of the house and dangled its branches from the edge of the porch above them was visibly and audibly agitated, shaking violently in every stem and leaf.
was, at the time of the great shock of the 20th, violently shaken, so that the trees beat against each other, and a volcano burst forth under water close to the shore: these facts are remarkable because this island, during the earthquake of 1751, was then also affected more violently than other places at an equal distance from Concepcion, and this seems to show some subterranean connection between these two points.
I shivered violently, and shouted again rather discordantly.
Can you imagine a milking stool tilted and bowled violently along the ground?
At last he shook so violently that he let fall the candle, and lifted his hands to his head, trying to steady himself, that he might think.
It does not often happen that the interference of friends will persuade a young man of independent fortune to think no more of a girl whom he was violently in love with only a few days before.
Sir James did make proposals to me for Frederica; but Frederica, who was born to be the torment of my life, chose to set herself so violently against the match that I thought it better to lay aside the scheme for the present.
When factions are carried too high and too violently, it is a sign of weakness in princes; and much to the prejudice, both of their authority and business.