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Synonyms for violent
ˈvaɪ ə ləntvi·o·lent

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  1. violentadjective


  2. violentadjective

    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.


  3. violentadjective

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


  4. violentadjective

    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.


  5. violentadjective

    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.


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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. violent

    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"

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

    bloodless, natural, passive, mild, peaceful, nonviolent

  2. violentadjective

    effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

    "a violent death"

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

    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"

    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

    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"

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

    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

    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

    nonviolent, mild, natural, passive, bloodless, peaceful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. violentadjective

    boisterous, furious, impetuous, vehement

  2. violentadjective

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

  3. violentadjective

    unnatural, effected by force, unlawful

  4. violentadjective

    unjust, outrageous

  5. violentadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. violentadjective

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


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. Twitter Inc:

    While we believe the lawsuit is without merit, we are deeply saddened to hear of this family's terrible loss, violent threats and the promotion of terrorism deserve no place on San Francisco-based Twitter and, like other social networks, our rules make that clear.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    Before she can be safely released, Van Houten must do more to develop her understanding of the factors that caused her to seek acceptance from such a negative, violent influence, and perpetrate extreme acts of wanton violence.

  3. Marcia Bernicat:

    Everyone in a democracy has a right to due process. If there is a violent confrontation people may not survive that, but the goal should be zero tolerance, the goal should be to try and bring everyone to justice.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    The threat of violent extremist groups remains high and the next few weeks are critical in our democratic process with the upcoming inauguration at the U.S. Capitol to swear in President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  5. Laura Bush:

    There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home, but in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit.

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