Definitions of violent

  1. To urge with violence.
  2. To be violent; to act violently.
  3. An assailant.
  4. 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
  5. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; " fierce loyalty"; " in a tearing rage"; " vehement dislike"; " violent passions"
  6. 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"
  7. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; " a violent death"
  8. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.
  9. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.
  10. Urged or driven by extreme force; improperly forcible; passionate; as, violent language, or a violent temper; furious; severe; as, a violent storm, or violent pain; resulting from the use of force; as, he met a violent death.
  11. Acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: unnatural.
  12. Acting with force or strong passion; passionate; vehement; outrageous.
  13. Forcible; furious; intense.
  14. Acting with physical force; impetuous; fierce; vehement; characterized by great force or violence; outrageous; produced by or acting by violence.
  15. Urged or driven with force; producing or acting by force; outrageous; not natural; extorted.