- Involving extreme force or motion.
- A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
- Involving physical conflict.
- We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if necessary.
- Likely to use physical force.
- The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
- Intensely vivid.
- The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292:
- We have already observed, that he was a very good-natured fellow, and he hath himself declared the violent attachment he had to the person and character of Jones […]
- (obsolete) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural.
- These violent delights have violent ends.
- T. Burnet
- No violent state can be perpetual.
- Ease would recant / Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
involving extreme force or motion
involving physical conflict
likely to use physical force
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- (transitive, archaic) To urge with violence.
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violent (plural violents)
- “violent” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
violent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular violent or violente)
- violent (using violence)
declension of violent