Definitions of violent

  1. To urge with violence. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To be violent; to act violently. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An assailant. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Acting with force or strong passion; passionate; vehement; outrageous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Forcible; furious; intense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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Usage examples for violent

  1. At sight of him she gave a start, sudden and violent and uttered a sharp cry. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. Your passions are violent – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith