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Definition 1: acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where violent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a violent attack
  • a violent person
  • violent feelings
  • a violent rage
  • felt a violent dislike

(violent is similar to ...) violent and sudden and noisy

"a slam-bang collision"

(violent is similar to ...) violent and lawless

"the more ruffianly element" "tough street gangs"

(violent is similar to ...) displaying raging violence; often destructive

"the hot rampageous horses of my will"

(violent is similar to ...) horrible in fierceness or savagery

"lurid crimes" "a lurid life"

(violent is similar to ...) violently urging on by whipping or flogging

"looked at the lashing riders"

(violent is similar to ...) extremely violent

"a knock-down-and-drag-out fight"

(violent is similar to ...) characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

"the fighting became hot and heavy" "a hot engagement" "a raging battle" "the river became a raging torrent"

(violent is similar to ...) marked by extreme and violent energy

"a ferocious beating" "fierce fighting" "a furious battle"

(violent is similar to ...) resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

"a convulsive rage" "convulsive laughter"

(means also ...) not peaceful

"unpeaceful times" "an unpeaceful marriage"

(means also ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 2: characterized by violence or bloodshed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where violent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days
  • fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing
  • convulsed with red rage

Synonyms for violent in the sense of this definition

(violent is similar to ...) having or covered with or accompanied by blood

"a bloody nose" "your scarf is all bloody" "the effects will be violent and probably bloody" "a bloody fight"

Definition 3: effected by force or injury rather than natural causes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where violent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a violent death

(violent is similar to ...) not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature

"an unnatural death" "the child's unnatural interest in death"

Definition 4: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where violent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fierce loyalty
  • in a tearing rage
  • vehement dislike
  • violent passions

Synonyms for violent in the sense of this definition

(violent is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 5: (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where violent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a violent clash of colors
  • her dress was a violent red
  • a violent noise
  • wild colors
  • wild shouts

Synonyms for violent in the sense of this definition

(violent is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

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