violent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English violent, from Old French violent, from Latin violentus, from vīs (strength). For the verb, compare French violenter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪ(ə)lənt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪlənt
  • Hyphenation: vi‧o‧lent, vio‧lent
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Adjective[edit]

violent (comparative violenter or more violent, superlative violentest or most violent)

  1. Involving extreme force or motion.
    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
  2. Involving physical conflict.
    We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if necessary.
  3. Likely to use physical force.
    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
  4. Intensely vivid.
    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
  5. (obsolete) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural.

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Verb[edit]

violent (third-person singular simple present violents, present participle violenting, simple past and past participle violented)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To urge with violence.
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Noun[edit]

violent (plural violents)

  1. (obsolete) An assailant.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin violentus.

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Adjective[edit]

violent (feminine violenta, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentes)

  1. violent

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed into Old French from Latin violentus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

violent (feminine singular violente, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentes)

  1. violent

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

violent

  1. inflection of violer:
    1. third-person plural present indicative
    2. third-person plural present subjunctive

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

violent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of violō

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French violent, from Latin violentus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌviːɔlˈɛnt/, /ˌviːəlˈɛnt/, /viəlˈɛnt/, /ˈviːəlɛnt/

Adjective[edit]

violent (plural and weak singular violente)

  1. Violent, forcible, injury-causing.
  2. Potent, mighty, damaging, forceful
  3. Severe, extreme; excessive in magnitude.
  4. Tending to cause injuries; likely to cause violence.
  5. Abrupt; happening without warning or notice.
  6. (rare) Despotic, authoritarian; ruling unfairly.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: violent

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin violentus.

Adjective[edit]

violent m (feminine singular violenta, masculine plural violents, feminine plural violentas)

  1. violent

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin violentus.

Adjective[edit]

violent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular violent or violente)

  1. violent (using violence)

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Piedmontese[edit]

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violent

  1. violent

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French violent, Latin violentus.

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Adjective[edit]

violent m or n (feminine singular violentă, masculine plural violenți, feminine and neuter plural violente)

  1. violent

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