Synonyms for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent
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A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
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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.
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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"
effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
"a violent death"
(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"
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
fierce, tearing, vehement, violent, trigger-happyadjective
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"fierce loyalty"; "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent passions"
crimson, red, violentadjective
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
ready or likely to attack or confront; hostile.
his aggressive pursuit invoked fear in the pig.Submitted by gboppart on March 31, 2022
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We need to keep violent folks behind bars as long as we can. But non-violent offenders, drug offenders that we're warehousing in prisons for years makes no sense.
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 the constant companion of your walks.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Sometimes it's hard to link domestic violence with murder because it's such a broad jump, except it is a domestically violent situation and probably the worst-case scenario in a domestically violent world.
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- violentCatalan, Valencian
- výrazný, prudký, násilnýCzech
- kraftig, heftig, voldelig, voldsomDanish
- heftig, gewalttätig, brutal, gewaltig, grell, gewaltbereitGerman
- έντονος, βίαιος, δυνατόςGreek
- väkivaltainen, intensiivinen, rajuFinnish
- violent, vifFrench
- ainneartachScottish Gaelic
- rikító, heves, erőszakosHungarian
- 暴力的, 激しいJapanese
- kaikoka, taikaha, whakarawarawaMāori
- gwałtowny, agresywny, brutalny, jaskrawyPolish
- неистовый, насильственный, жестокийRussian
- násilan, žestakSerbo-Croatian
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