1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: nonviolent ferocious hot lurid ruffianly convulsive lashing rampageous terrorist slam-bang knockdown-dragout hostile unpeaceful
2. [ adjective ] effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

"a violent death"

Related terms: unnatural
3. [ adjective ] (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
Synonyms: wild

"a violent clash of colors" "her dress was a violent red" "a violent noise" "wild colors" "wild shouts"

Related terms: intense
4. [ adjective ] marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
Synonyms: fierce vehement trigger-happy tearing

"fierce loyalty" "in a tearing rage" "vehement dislike" "violent passions"

Related terms: intense
5. [ adjective ] characterized by violence or bloodshed
Synonyms: red crimson

"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke "fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

Related terms: bloody
Similar spelling:   violently