violent


violent
violent [vī′ələnt]
adj.
[ME < MFr < L violentus, violent, akin to violare, to VIOLATE]
1.
a) acting with or characterized by great physical force, so as to injure, damage, or destroy
b) acting or characterized by force unlawfully or callously used
2. caused by violence [a violent death]
3.
a) showing, or resulting from, strong feeling or emotion; vehement; furious [violent language]
b) emotionally disturbed to an uncontrollable degree
4. extreme; intense; very strong [a violent storm]
5. tending to distort the meaning [to put a violent construction on a text]
violently
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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