Definition of violent
From Old French violent, from Latin violentus, from vīs (“strength”).
violent (comparative more violent, superlative most violent)
- Involving extreme force or motion.
A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
- Involving physical conflict.
We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
- Likely to use physical force.
The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
- Intensely vivid.
The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
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