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violent

vi·o·lent

violent

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI lnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: acting with great force or ill will.
He became a violent teenager who beat up other students.
synonyms:
brutal, ferocious, savage, wild
antonyms:
gentle
similar words:
cruel, mad, unruly, vicious
definition 2: very strong; harsh.
The violent storm tore off the roof of our house.
synonyms:
harsh, mighty, overpowering, severe
antonyms:
mild, weak
similar words:
dire, explosive, fierce, forceful, furious, rough
definition 3: having strong emotional force.
He has a violent temper.
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
ardent, crazy, fiery, impetuous, intense, mad, raging, stormy
derivation: violently (adv.)
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