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Meaning & Definition of Violent in English

English

Violent

/vaɪələnt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • violent

2. Effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

  • "A violent death"
    synonym:
  • violent

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • violent
  • ,
  • wild

4. Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions

  • Inclined to react violently
  • Fervid
  • "Fierce loyalty"
  • "In a tearing rage"
  • "Vehement dislike"
  • "Violent passions"
    synonym:
  • fierce
  • ,
  • tearing
  • ,
  • vehement
  • ,
  • violent
  • ,
  • trigger-happy

5. 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
    synonym:
  • crimson
  • ,
  • red
  • ,
  • violent

Examples of using

Men are sometimes violent.
Tom wasn't violent.
Tom's violent.