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Definitions of violent

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Violently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An assailant. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To urge with violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be violent; to act violently. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Urged or driven by extreme force; improperly forcible; passionate; as, violent language, or a violent temper; furious; severe; as, a violent storm, or violent pain; resulting from the use of force; as, he met a violent death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: unnatural. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Acting with force or strong passion; passionate; vehement; outrageous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Forcible; furious; intense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Acting with physical force; impetuous; fierce; vehement; characterized by great force or violence; outrageous; produced by or acting by violence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Urged or driven with force; producing or acting by force; outrageous; not natural; extorted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Characterized or caused by violence; severe; assailing the person (and metaphorically, the mind) with a great degree of force. thelawdictionary.org
  20. v[=i]'[=o]-lent, adj. acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: intense: compulsory: unnatural.--v.i. (Shak.) to be violent.--n. V[=I]'OLENCE, the state or quality of being violent: force, physical or moral: unjust force: outrage: profanation: injury: rape.--adv. V[=I]'OLENTLY.--DO VIOLENCE ON (Shak.), to attack, murder; DO VIOLENCE TO, to outrage, injure. [Fr.,--L. violentus--vis, force.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Marked by great physical force, as a v. storm, came into v. collision, v. blows; v. death (resulting from external force or from poison, cf. NATURAL); marked by unlawful exercise of force, as laid v. hands on him; intense, vehement, passionate, furious, impetuous, as v. pain, sickness, abuse, controversy, discrepancy, revulsion, contrast, dislike, shock, apt to form v. attachments, is of or was in a v. temper; v. presumption (law), one resting on almost conclusive evidence. Hence violently adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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