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Violent meaning

violent - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Violently.
  2. 2. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.
  3. 3. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.
  4. 4. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
  5. 5. An assailant.
  6. 6. To urge with violence.
  7. 7. To be violent; to act violently.
  8. 8. Urged or driven by extreme force; improperly forcible; passionate; as, violent language, or a violent temper; furious; severe; as, a violent storm, or violent pain; resulting from the use of force; as, he met a violent death.
  9. 9. Acting with force or strong passion; passionate; vehement; outrageous.

violent - examples of usage

  1. The same fear and trembling came over poor Dolph, though not in so violent a degree. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. I believe, if the attack be violent, no treatment will save the animal. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. It is too violent, she says. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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