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violent

vi·o·lent

violent

 
pronunciation:
vaI lnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting with extreme force or hostility.
a violent criminal
synonyms:
berserk, brutal, ferocious, savage, uncontrollable, wild
antonyms:
gentle
similar words:
barbarous, boisterous, cruel, mad, maniacal, murderous, rabid, rampant, unruly, vicious
definition 2: harsh; severe.
a violent storm
synonyms:
calamitous, cataclysmic, ferocious, harsh, mighty, overpowering, raging, severe
antonyms:
mild, weak
similar words:
brutal, dire, disastrous, drastic, explosive, fierce, forceful, furious, impetuous, overwhelming, rough, rude, rugged, ruinous, tempestuous, turbulent, volcanic, wild
definition 3: characterized by strong emotional force; vehement.
a violent temper
synonyms:
fervid, furious, passionate, vehement
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
ardent, burning, crazy, drastic, fiery, frenzied, hot, impetuous, intense, mad, mercurial, rabid, raging, stormy, volatile, wild
definition 4: pertaining to harm caused by misrepresentation of motive or meaning.
a violent interpretation of the poem
similar words:
inaccurate, inapt, insupportable, unfounded, unwarranted
derivation: violently (adv.)
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