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Definition of Violent

Violent

  1. 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.
  2. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.
  3. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
  4. An assailant.
  5. To urge with violence.
  6. To be violent; to act violently.

Violent Quotations

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Honore de Balzac

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I'm not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I'm the odd one out, the outsider.
Willem Dafoe

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
Billie Jean King
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Violent Translations

violent in German is heftig, gewaltsam
violent in Italian is violento, veemente
violent in Latin is vehemens
violent in Spanish is desaforado, abrupto
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