Definition of


  1. (adj, all) acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
    a violent person
    violent feelings
    a violent rage
    felt a violent dislike
  2. (adj, all) effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
  3. (adj, all) (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    her dress was a violent red
    a violent noise
    wild colors
    wild shouts
  4. (adj, all) marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    in a tearing rage
    vehement dislike
    violent passions
  5. (adj, all) characterized by violence or bloodshed
    fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing
    convulsed with red rage

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Violent


Alternate forms of Violent

Derivations: violence

Origin of the word Violent

  1. mid-14c.; see violence. In M.E. 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. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Violent

valent, valiant, violent death, volant, volume unit, volumed, volund

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