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Adjective: violent  vI-(u-)lunt
  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"
  2. Effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    "a violent death"
  3. (of colours or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    "a violent clash of colours"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise";
    - wild
  4. Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    "violent passions";
    - fierce, tearing, vehement, trigger-happy
  5. Characterized by violence or bloodshed
    "writes of violent deeds and barbaric days";
    - crimson, red

See also: bloody, convulsive, ferocious, fierce, furious, hostile, hot [informal], intense, knock-down-and-drag-out, knockdown-dragout, lashing, lurid, raging, rampageous, ruffianly, savage, slam-bang [informal], tough, unnatural, unpeaceful

Antonym: nonviolent

Encyclopedia: Violent