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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 for "violent":

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

How to pronounce violent?

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How to use violent in a sentence?

  1. The Paris police prefecture:

    Violent groups are trying to disrupt a peaceful demonstration of health workers.

  2. Ahmed Fawaz:

    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.

  3. Hoshang N. Akhtar:

    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

  4. David Kotok:

    The biggest risk to markets is a violent response to whatever Tuesday night and Wednesday bring, markets don't like violence.

  5. Urban Institute researcher Bryce Peterson:

    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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