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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 Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  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

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  1. violent

    vehement, raving, furious, forcible, outrageous, raging, passionate

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. violentadjective

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


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "violent":

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

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  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    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.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    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.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    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.

  4. Emma Goldman:

    The most violent element in society is ignorance.

  5. Dave Navarro:

    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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