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Definition of 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

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth.
Pope Benedict XVI

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
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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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