violent


violent

adjective

  1. acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force: a violent earthquake.
  2. caused by injurious or destructive force: a violent death.
  3. intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme: violent pain; violent cold.
  4. roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent: violent passions.
  5. furious in impetuosity, energy, etc.: violent haste.
  6. of, relating to, or constituting a distortion of meaning or fact.

adjective

  1. marked or caused by great physical force or violencea violent stab
  2. (of a person) tending to the use of violence, esp in order to injure or intimidate others
  3. marked by intensity of any kinda violent clash of colours
  4. characterized by an undue use of force; severe; harsh
  5. caused by or displaying strong or undue mental or emotional forcea violent tongue
  6. tending to distort the meaning or intenta violent interpretation of the text
adj.

mid-14c.; see violence. In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense “having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect.” Related: Violently.

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