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English adjective: violent

1. violent acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity


SamplesA violent attack.
A violent person.
Violent feelings.
A violent rage.
Felt a violent dislike.


Similarconvulsive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hot, knock-down-and-drag-out, knockdown-dragout, lashing, lurid, raging, rampageous, ruffianly, savage, slam-bang, tough


See alsohostile, unpeaceful


Antonymsnonviolent

2. violent effected by force or injury rather than natural causes


SamplesA violent death.


Similarunnatural


Antonymsnatural

3. violent (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud


SamplesA violent clash of colors.
Her dress was a violent red.
A violent noise.
Wild colors.
Wild shouts.


Synonymswild


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

4. violent marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid


SamplesFierce loyalty.
In a tearing rage.
Vehement dislike.
Violent passions.


Synonymsfierce, tearing, trigger-happy, vehement


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

5. violent characterized by violence or bloodshed


SamplesWrites of crimson deeds and barbaric days.
Fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing.
Convulsed with red rage.


Synonymscrimson, red


Similarbloody


Antonymsbloodless









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