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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

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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