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violent meaning and definition

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VIOLENT adjective

Definition of violent (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"
    • antonym: nonviolent
  2. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    • "a violent death"
  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"
    • synonyms: wild
  4. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  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
    • synonyms: crimson, red
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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