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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English violent, from Old French violent, from Latin violentus, from vīs (strength). For the verb, compare French violenter.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ(ə)lənt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪlənt
  • Hyphenation: vi‧o‧lent, vio‧lent
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AdjectiveEdit

violent (comparative violenter or more violent, superlative violentest or most violent)

  1. Involving extreme force or motion.
    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
  2. Involving physical conflict.
    We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if necessary.
  3. Likely to use physical force.
    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
  4. Intensely vivid.
    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
  5. (obsolete) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      These violent delights have violent ends.
    • (Can we date this quote?) T. Burnet
      No violent state can be perpetual.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      Ease would recant / Vows made in pain, as violent and void.

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VerbEdit

violent (third-person singular simple present violents, present participle violenting, simple past and past participle violented)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To urge with violence.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)

NounEdit

violent (plural violents)

  1. (obsolete) An assailant.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dr. H. More to this entry?)

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin violentus.

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AdjectiveEdit

violent (feminine violenta, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentes)

  1. violent

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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed into Old French from Latin violentus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

violent (feminine singular violente, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentes)

  1. violent

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected forms.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

violent

  1. inflection of violer:
    1. third-person plural present indicative
    2. third-person plural present subjunctive

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LatinEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French violent, from Latin violentus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌviːɔlˈɛnt/, /ˌviːəlˈɛnt/, /viəlˈɛnt/, /ˈviːəlɛnt/

AdjectiveEdit

violent (plural and weak singular violente)

  1. Violent, forcible, injury-causing.
  2. Potent, mighty, damaging, forceful
  3. Severe, extreme; excessive in magnitude.
  4. Tending to cause injuries; likely to cause violence.
  5. Abrupt; happening without warning or notice.
  6. (rare) Despotic, authoritarian; ruling unfairly.

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin violentus.

AdjectiveEdit

violent m (feminine singular violenta, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentas)

  1. violent

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin violentus.

AdjectiveEdit

violent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular violent or violente)

  1. violent (using violence)

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PiedmonteseEdit

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violent

  1. violent

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French violent, Latin violentus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

violent m or n (feminine singular violentă, masculine plural violenți, feminine and neuter plural violente)

  1. violent

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