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violent

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Definition of violent

Etymology

    From Old French violent, from Latin violentus, from vīs (“strength”).

Pronunciation

Adjective

violent (comparative more violent, superlative 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 needed.

  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.

References:

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