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-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"
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
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use violent in a sentence?
Violent groups are trying to disrupt a peaceful demonstration of health workers.
The violent explosions can be heard from anywhere in the city and we feel they could land on our heads. We're living a life of terror.
An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction
The biggest risk to markets is a violent response to whatever Tuesday night and Wednesday bring, markets don't like violence.
We believe there is no way to have a substantial impact on mass incarceration without considering violent offenses, not every person in prison for a 'violent offense' is a murderer or an imminent danger to the public.
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- violentCatalan, Valencian
- prudký, výrazný, násilnýCzech
- voldelig, heftig, kraftig, voldsomDanish
- brutal, gewaltig, heftig, grell, gewaltbereit, gewalttätigGerman
- βίαιος, έντονος, δυνατόςGreek
- raju, väkivaltainen, intensiivinenFinnish
- vif, violentFrench
- ainneartachScottish Gaelic
- rikító, erőszakos, hevesHungarian
- 暴力的, 激しいJapanese
- taikaha, whakarawarawa, kaikokaMāori
- jaskrawy, gwałtowny, agresywny, brutalnyPolish
- жестокий, насильственный, неистовыйRussian
- žestak, násilanSerbo-Croatian
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