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Violent

Violent Meaning & Definition
Violent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Violent?

[adj] 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
[adj] marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
[adj] (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"
[adj] effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; "a violent death"
[adj] 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"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Violent: bloody | convulsive | crimson | ferocious | fierce | furious | hot | intense | knock-down-and-drag-out | knockdown-dragout | lashing | lurid | raging | rampageous | red | ruffianly | savage | tearing | terrorist | tough | trigger-happy | unnatural | vehement | wild

Related Terms | Find terms related to Violent:

See Also | hostile | unpeaceful

Violent In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"o*lent\, a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. ? a muscle, strength.] 1. 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. Float upon a wild and violent sea. --Shak. A violent cross wind from either coast. --Milton. 2. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech. To bring forth more violent deeds. --Milton. Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life. --Shak. 3. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal. These violent delights have violent ends. --Shak. No violent state can be perpetual. --T. Burnet. Ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void. --Milton. {Violent presumption} (Law), presumption of a fact that arises from proof of circumstances which necessarily attend such facts. {Violent profits} (Scots Law), rents or profits of an estate obtained by a tenant wrongfully holding over after warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing. Syn: Fierce; vehement; outrageous; boisterous; turbulent; impetuous; passionate; severe; extreme.
\Vi"o*lent\, n. An assailant. [Obs.] --Dr. H. More.
\Vi"o*lent\, v. t. [Cf. F. violenter.] To urge with violence. [Obs.] --Fuller.
\Vi"o*lent\, v. i. To be violent; to act violently. [Obs.] The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste, And violenteth in a sense as strong As that which causeth it. --Shak.

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