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Synonyms for violent
ˈvaɪ ə lənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violent(adj)

    acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

    "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"

    Synonyms:
    fierce, trigger-happy, red, crimson, vehement, tearing, wild

    Antonyms:
    bloodless, natural, passive, mild, peaceful, nonviolent

  2. violent(adj)

    effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

    "a violent death"

    Synonyms:
    fierce, trigger-happy, red, crimson, vehement, tearing, wild

    Antonyms:
    bloodless, natural, mild, peaceful, nonviolent, passive

  3. violent, wild(adj)

    (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

    "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"

    Synonyms:
    unfounded, trigger-happy, dotty, uncivilised, savage, red, angry, crimson, barbarian, tempestuous, furious, risky, idle, fierce, waste, hazardous, vehement, fantastic, raving mad, raging, groundless, tearing, barbaric, gaga, crazy, godforsaken, untamed, baseless, uncivilized, wild, unwarranted

    Antonyms:
    natural, peaceful, passive, mild, nonviolent, bloodless

  4. fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happy(adj)

    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

    "fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"

    Synonyms:
    red, wild, crimson, vehement, fierce, savage, bowelless, furious, trigger-happy, cutthroat, boisterous, rough, ferocious, tearing

    Antonyms:
    mild, natural, bloodless, passive, nonviolent, peaceful

  5. crimson, red, violent(adj)

    characterized by violence or bloodshed

    "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

    Synonyms:
    ruby, wild, fierce, cherry-red, scarlet, reddish, red-faced, tearing, flushed, blood-red, reddened, trigger-happy, carmine, vehement, cerise, ruddy, crimson, cherry, red, ruby-red

    Antonyms:
    nonviolent, mild, natural, passive, bloodless, peaceful

Wiktionary

  1. violent(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  2. violent(adjective)

    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  3. violent(adjective)

    We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  4. violent(adjective)

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  5. violent(adjective)

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. violent

    Fierce signifies having a furious and cruel nature, or being in a furious and cruel mood, more commonly the latter. It applies to that which is now intensely excited, or liable to intense and sudden excitement. Ferocious refers to a state or disposition; that which is fierce flashes or blazes; that which is ferocious steadily burns; we speak of a ferocious animal, a fierce passion. A fiery spirit with a good disposition is quickly excitable in a good cause, but may not be fierce or ferocious. Savage signifies untrained, uncultivated. Ferocious always denotes a tendency to violence; it is more distinctly bloodthirsty than the other words; a person may be deeply, intensely cruel, and not at all ferocious; a ferocious countenance expresses habitual ferocity; a fierce countenance may express habitual fierceness, or only the sudden anger of the moment. That which is wild is simply unrestrained; the word may imply no anger or harshness; as, wild delight, wild alarm.

    Synonyms:
    ferocious, fierce, fiery, furious, impetuous, raging, savage, uncultivated, untrained, wild

    Antonyms:
    affectionate, docile, gentle, harmless, kind, mild, patient, peaceful, submissive, sweet, tame, tender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. violent

    Synonyms:
    vehement, raving, furious, forcible, outrageous, raging, passionate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    boisterous, furious, impetuous, vehement

  2. violent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fierce, fiery, fuming, raging, ungovernable, infuriate, passionate, high, hot

  3. violent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unnatural, effected by force, unlawful

  4. violent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unjust, outrageous

  5. violent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sharp, severe, acute, poignant, intense, exquisite, pungent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violent(a)

    Synonyms:
    passionate, vehement, impetuous, fierce, impotent, ungovernable, outrageous, poignant, severe

    Antonyms:
    mild

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    violence, fierce, brutal, violate, severe, abusive, heavy, vicious, intense

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How to use violent in a sentence?

  1. Evan Nierman:

    The path to redemption is much more accessible to people who commit white-collar crimes or are arrested for drug offenses than for those who commit violent crimes.

  2. Mazie Hirono:

    Sometimes I dont think you listen, so, how many times have I had to say that we all should be denouncing violent extremistsof every stripe.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    History teaches us that the failure to uphold these rights and freedoms can actually fuel violent extremism.

  4. Sadiq Khan:

    Im extremely concerned about the impact the protests are having on our ability to tackle issues like violent crime if they continue any longer, it simply isnt right to put Londoners safety at risk like this.

  5. Tony Abbott:

    Plainly there are questions to be asked when someone with such a history of infatuation with extremism, violent crime and mental instability should be in possession of a gun license, we have very tough gun laws and I guess we can be pleased that he didn't have a more potent weapon at his disposal. But why did he have a gun license in the first place?


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