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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.

violent

(ˈvaɪələnt)
adj
1. marked or caused by great physical force or violence: a violent stab.
2. (of a person) tending to the use of violence, esp in order to injure or intimidate others
3. marked by intensity of any kind: a violent clash of colours.
4. characterized by an undue use of force; severe; harsh
5. caused by or displaying strong or undue mental or emotional force: a violent tongue.
6. tending to distort the meaning or intent: a violent interpretation of the text.
[C14: from Latin violentus, probably from vīs strength]
ˈviolently adv

vi•o•lent

(ˈvaɪ ə lənt)

adj.
1. acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force.
2. characterized by or caused by injurious or destructive force: a violent death.
3. intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme: violent pain.
4. roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent; furious: violent passions.
[1300–50; < Latin violentus=vī(s) force, violence + -olentus, -ulent]
vi′o•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensityviolent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
unpeaceful - not peaceful; "unpeaceful times"; "an unpeaceful marriage"
nonviolent - abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
2.violent - effected by force or injury rather than natural causesviolent - effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death"
unnatural - not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature; "an unnatural death"; "the child's unnatural interest in death"
3.violent - (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
4.violent - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictionsviolent - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
5.violent - characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode
bloody - having or covered with or accompanied by blood; "a bloody nose"; "your scarf is all bloody"; "the effects will be violent and probably bloody"; "a bloody fight"

violent

adjective
2. sharp, hard, powerful, forceful, strong, fierce, fatal, savage, deadly, brutal, vicious, lethal, hefty, ferocious, death-dealing She had died from a violent blow to the head.
3. intense, acute, severe, biting, sharp, extreme, painful, harsh, excruciating, agonizing, inordinate He had violent stomach pains.
5. fiery, raging, fierce, flaming, furious, passionate, peppery, ungovernable I had a violent temper and was always in fights.
6. powerful, wild, devastating, strong, storming, raging, turbulent, tumultuous, tempestuous, gale force, blustery, ruinous, full of force That night a violent storm arose and wrecked most of the ships.
powerful calm, gentle, mild, serene, placid

violent

adjective
1. Accomplished by force:
Informal: strong-arm.
2. Extreme in degree, strength, or effect:
3. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
Translations
بِسبَب العُنْفعَنِيفعَنيف، قاسٍ
násilnýprudkývýrazný
kraftigvoldeligvoldsom
väkivaltainenintensiivinenraju
nasilanžestak
erőszakoshevesrikító
ofbeldisfullurofsalegur
暴力的な激しい
난폭한
siautėjimassmurtassmurtinis
spēcīgsstiprsvarmācīgs
násilný
nasilen
våldsam
ที่มีสาเหตุมาจากความรุนแรง
hung tợn

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] ADJ [person, quarrel, storm, language] → violento; [kick] → violento, fuerte; [pain] → intenso, agudo; [colour] → chillón
to become or turn violentmostrarse violento
to die a violent deathmorir de muerte violenta
violent crimesdelitos mpl violentos
to come to a violent haltdetenerse or (LAm) parar bruscamente
he has a violent tempertiene un genio terrible
to take a violent dislike to sbcoger or (LAm) agarrar una profunda antipatía a algn
to take a violent dislike to sthtomar una tremenda or profunda aversión a algo
by violent meanspor la fuerza, por la violencia

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] adj
[person, crime] → violent(e); [clash] → violent(e) often before n
a violent death → une mort violente
(= strong and sudden) [storm, explosion, impact, change, upheaval] → violent(e) often before n
a violent dislike of sb/sth → une violente aversion pour qn/qch
(= intense) [pain, emotion, reaction, opposition] → violent(e)
[film] → violent(e)

violent

adj
(= brutal) person, nature, actionbrutal, gewalttätig; crimeGewalt-; times, period, agevoller Gewalt; attack, blowheftig; deathgewaltsam; sport, gamebrutal; film, programme, bookgewalttätig; to have a violent temperjähzornig sein; to be in a violent tempertoben; to turn violentgewalttätig werden; to meet a violent endeines gewaltsamen Todes sterben; the beginning of the second movement is rather violentder zweite Satz beginnt sehr leidenschaftlich; to get or become violentgewalttätig werden; by violent means (open sth)mit Gewalt(anwendung); (persuade)unter Gewaltanwendung
(= forceful) demonstration, protestheftig; expulsion, impactgewaltig; wind, storm, earthquakeheftig, stark, gewaltig; don’t be so violent, open it gentlysei nicht so stürmisch, öffne es vorsichtig
(= dramatic) contrastkrass; changetief greifend
(= vehement) argument, row, oppositionheftig
(= intense) blushheftig, tief; feeling, affair, speechleidenschaftlich; pain, dislikeheftig, stark; colourgrell

violent

[ˈvaɪələnt] adj (gen) → violento/a
to die a violent death → morire di morte violenta
a violent temper → un temperamento violento
to be in a violent temper → essere furioso/a
a violent dislike of sb/sth → una violenta avversione per qn/qc
by violent means → con l'uso della forza

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.

violent

عَنِيف násilný voldelig gewalttätig βίαιος violento väkivaltainen violent nasilan violento 暴力的な 난폭한 gewelddadig voldelig gwałtowny violento сильный våldsam ที่มีสาเหตุมาจากความรุนแรง şiddet uygulayan hung tợn 猛烈的

violent

a. violento-a.

violent

adj violento
References in classic literature ?
One Evening in December as my Father, my Mother and myself, were arranged in social converse round our Fireside, we were on a sudden greatly astonished, by hearing a violent knocking on the outward door of our rustic Cot.
A third more violent Rap than ever again assaulted our ears.
I have since seen lunatics in the violent wards of asylums that seemed to behave in no wise different from Victor's way, save that perhaps he was more violent.
Yet John Barleycorn metamorphosed him into a violent lunatic.
This may be considered as the violent death of the Confederacy.
As this afforded only protection for one, and as the Traveler and the owner of the Ass both claimed it, a violent dispute arose between them as to which of them had the right to the Shadow.
A REVIVALIST who had fallen dead in the pulpit from too violent religious exercise was astonished to wake up in Hades.
Rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death.
I found, therefore, that something must be done; for I did not choose to leave my character at the mercy of a man whose passions are so violent and so revengeful.
The priest, who was overwhelming the deaf man with gestures of wrath and reproach, made the latter a violent sign to retire.
This rival was a man of science, like Barbicane himself, of a fiery, daring, and violent disposition; a pure Yankee.
For which reason, we hope, that learned faculty, for whom we have so profound a respect, will pardon us the violent hands we have been necessitated to lay on several words and phrases, which of right belong to them, and without which our descriptions must have been often unintelligible.

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