Definitions of violent

  1. 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
  2. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid; " fierce loyalty"; " in a tearing rage"; " vehement dislike"; " violent passions"
  3. 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"
  4. ( 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"
  5. effected by force or injury rather than natural causes; " a violent death"
  6. Violently.
  7. 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.
  8. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech.
  9. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
  10. An assailant.
  11. To urge with violence.
  12. To be violent; to act violently.
  13. 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.
  14. Acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: unnatural.
  15. Acting with force or strong passion; passionate; vehement; outrageous.
  16. Forcible; furious; intense.
  17. Acting with physical force; impetuous; fierce; vehement; characterized by great force or violence; outrageous; produced by or acting by violence.
  18. Urged or driven with force; producing or acting by force; outrageous; not natural; extorted.

Quotes of violent

  1. To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. – Alfred Adler
  2. I'm really schizophrenic about that, because on the one hand I would say, yes there is, there's something inherently, even violent about it, it's wild and raw and all this. – Lester Bangs
  3. An escalating, violent tit -for -tat may lead to terrorism. – Mary Douglas
  4. There's a lot of rage... you have to express it somehow. If I didn't express it in song, I'd become incredibly violent – Siobhan Fahey
  5. I know people watch our movies and they'll see a lot of images- they call it gross -out- that they don't like, and I understand that. It's an important movie and one that's extremely well done, but the amount of violent imagery was not for me. – Bobby Farrelly
  6. I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren't as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don't resort to violent revolution. – Harold H. Greene
  7. There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don't make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life. – Russell Hoban
  8. A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced. – Charles Inglis
  9. 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 your constant companion of your walks. – Thomas Jefferson
  10. I rise today in strong support of the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles. – Ric Keller
  11. I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent horrible- but not obliterated, yet. I just refuse to be beaten down. I think it's stubborness that keeps me going. – Lydia Lunch
  12. Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another. – Frank Pittman
  13. Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T -shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. – Jerry Seinfeld
  14. I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities. – Sonia Sotomayor
  15. This is an era of violent peace. – James D. Watkins

Usage examples for violent

  1. He looked hard at his client, expecting to receive a violent reply. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. They are very violent – The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge by Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. " 'Why he has taken such a sudden, and, if I may say it, violent fancy to you, I find it hard to understand myself. – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  4. And so the tone in which the phrase is uttered gets more and more violent Alceste becoming more and more angry- not with Oronte, as he thinks- but with himself. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson
  5. It had become violent – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. For its protection, Roger had had a clever electrical contrivance fitted up, by means of which anyone not in the secret and trying to touch the mummy- case would receive a violent shock. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  7. Your passions are violent – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. From what was generally said it seemed certain that Mege would be extremely violent – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  9. The men who deserted you all died a violent death that night. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  10. The thing was offered to me, not because I was thought to be fit for it, but because I had become wonderful by being brought near to a violent death! – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. " No." " Well, you needn't be violent – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  12. The intolerable familiarity of all this was fast working Kenton to a violent explosion, but he contained himself, and Bittridge stepped forward to lay the paper on the table before him. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. At sight of him she gave a start, sudden and violent and uttered a sharp cry. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  14. During a violent fever at Manresa, he thought he was near his death. – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  15. A change had come upon both of us as sudden as if we had been awakened by a violent noise. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  16. All her family had gone to church, when a violent storm arose. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  17. His writing is amusing, sometimes violent but always empty. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  18. When I stood in the room she was putting violent hands to the throat of the thing. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  19. He did not know how violent the explosion in Tillman had been. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  20. When she was grown up the King looked at her one day, and saw that in every respect she was like his late wife, and suddenly felt a violent love for her. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers

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