[ UK /vˈa‍ɪ‍ələnt/ ]
[ US /ˈvaɪəɫənt, ˈvaɪɫənt/ ]
  1. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    a violent clash of colors
    her dress was a violent red
    wild colors
    wild shouts
    a violent noise
  2. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    a violent death
  3. acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
    a violent rage
    violent feelings
    a violent person
    a violent attack
    felt a violent dislike
  4. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    vehement dislike
    violent passions
    in a tearing rage
    fierce loyalty
  5. characterized by violence or bloodshed
    writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days
    convulsed with red rage
    fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing
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How To Use violent In A Sentence

  • My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic semi-literate adolescent.
  • For winemakers in the Rhone, 2002 was a disastrous year, with violent storms and huge rainfall during the harvest.
  • Rules exist to be violated, so that the ‘bastard’ may be more violently characterized and the audience engaged in revengeful fury.
  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye? The Waverley
  • Thelma has several drug-related convictions and is awaiting trial on a charge of violent disorder.
  • I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. John Lennon 
  • Early screenings suggested as much, or suggested trouble at least, as preview audiences found the film too dark and violent, all in all too un-Leo.
  • Don't suddenly take up violent exercise after years of inactivity.
  • Now the agitation in the country and the violent disorder it threatened could be directed against the Government.
  • Police called up water cannon to combat violent left-wingers in the capital.
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