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Synonyms for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent

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Wiktionary

  1. violentadjective

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  2. violentadjective

    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  3. violentadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  4. violentadjective

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.

    Antonyms:
    peaceful

  5. violentadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violentadjective

    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. violentadjective

    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, wildadjective

    (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-happyadjective

    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, 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

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. aggressiveadjective

    ready or likely to attack or confront; hostile.

    his aggressive pursuit invoked fear in the pig.

    Submitted by gboppart on March 31, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violentadjective

    Synonyms:
    boisterous, furious, impetuous, vehement

  2. violentadjective

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

  3. violentadjective

    Synonyms:
    unnatural, effected by force, unlawful

  4. violentadjective

    Synonyms:
    unjust, outrageous

  5. violentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violentadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    mild

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "violent":

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

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How to use violent in a sentence?

  1. Don Lemon:

    I don't know if you can find a larger a-- than Jim Acosta. CNN has been engaging in a cover-up of violent crime for quite a while, they did it for political reasons. They did it because they wanted Biden in … Those two clowns Cuomo and Lemon were mocking people who were concerned. They were laughing about it.

  2. Benjamin Harrison:

    If our great corporations would more scrupulously observe their legal limitations and duties, they would have less cause to complain of the unlawful limitations of their rights or of violent interference with their operations.

  3. Yang Jiechi:

    Within the confines of law, The Chinese government has taken steps to crack down on ethnic separatist activities and violent terrorist crimes to safeguard national security and life and property of the people.

  4. Police Chief Hank Stawinski:

    The teacher then engages in a physical assault of that student, the nature of that assault was extraordinarily violent, and that conduct is criminal in nature.

  5. The President:

    These unscrupulous individuals have embarked on a violent and unauthorized protests which has led to the loss of lives of innocent Sierra Leoneans including security personnel.


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