Synonyms and related words:
Dionysiac, Mafioso, Young Turk, abandoned, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, amok, astringent, bacchic, barbarous, beast, beastly, beldam, bellowing, berserk, berserker, biting, bitter, bomber, brutal, brute, brutish, bulldozer, carried away, cataclysmic, catastrophic, caustic, coercive, concentrated, corybantic, crazed, cruel, cutting, damaging, deleterious, delirious, demon, demoniac, desperate, destructive, detrimental, devastating, devil, distracted, double-edged, dragon, drastic, ecstatic, edged, energetic, enraptured, escharotic, excessive, exorbitant, exquisite, extravagant, extreme, feral, ferocious, fiend, fierce, fiery, fire-eater, firebrand, forceful, forcible, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, fulminating, furious, fury, goon, gorilla, great, gunsel, haggard, hardnose, harmful, harsh, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hog-wild, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotheaded, hotspur, howling, hysterical, immoderate, impetuous, in a transport, in hysterics, incendiary, incisive, inhuman, injurious, inordinate, insane, intemperate, intense, intoxicated, irrational, keen, killer, like one possessed, mad, mad dog, madcap, madding, maenadic, maniac, maniacal, mean, mighty, monster, mordacious, mordant, mugger, nasty, orgasmic, orgiastic, outrageous, passionate, penetrating, physical, piercing, poignant, possessed, potent, powerful, rabid, raging, ramping, ranting, rapist, raving, raving mad, ravished, revolutionary, rigorous, roaring, rough, ruinous, running mad, running wild, savage, scathing, serious, severe, sharp, she-wolf, simmering, sledgehammer, spitfire, splitting, stabbing, stark-raving mad, steamroller, stinging, storming, stormy, strident, stringent, strong, strong-arm, tart, tempestuous, termagant, terrible, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tornadic, tough, tough guy, transported, trenchant, ugly customer, unconscionable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, untamed, vehement, venomous, vicious, virago, virulent, vitriolic, vixen, volcanic, wild, wild beast, wild-eyed, wild-looking, witch, wolf

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • violent — violent, ente [ vjɔlɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1213; lat. violentus 1 ♦ Impétueux; qui agit ou s exprime sans aucune retenue. ⇒ brusque, coléreux. « Les hommes ont été de tout temps [...] égoïstes, violents » (France). Une femme violente. « Il s est montré …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • violent — violent, ente (vi o lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Qui agit avec force. Vent violent. •   L orage est violent...., TH. CORN. Essex, I, 2.    Qui se fait sentir avec force. Une douleur violente. Une fièvre violente. Un violent mal de dents. •   Pouvons …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Violent — Vi o*lent, a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. ? a muscle, strength.] 1. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violent — VIOLÉNT, Ă, violenţi, te, adj. 1. Care se produce sau acţionează cu putere, cu intensitate, cu violenţă; intens, puternic, tare. ♦ (Despre culori, lumină etc.) Izbitor, ţipător; tare, viu, puternic. 2. (Despre fiinţe) Care are accese de furie,… …   Dicționar Român

  • violent — Violent, [viol]ente. adject. Impetueux, qui agit avec force, avec impetuosité. Remede violent. vent violent. tempeste violente. mouvement violent. Il se dit aussi, d une douleur grande & aiguë. Fiévre violente. mal violent. douleur violente. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Violent — Vi o*lent, v. i. To be violent; to act violently. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste, And violenteth in a sense as strong As that which causeth it. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violent — index brutal, demonstrative (expressive of emotion), disorderly, drastic, extreme (exaggerated), forcible, hot blooded …   Law dictionary

  • violent — [adj1] destructive agitated, aroused, berserk, bloodthirsty, brutal, coercive, crazy, cruel, demoniac, desperate, distraught, disturbed, enraged, fierce, fiery, forceful, forcible, frantic, fuming, furious, great, headstrong, homicidal,… …   New thesaurus

  • violent — Violent, Violentus. Un son violent, Excitatus sonus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • violent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) using or involving violence. 2) very intense, forceful, or powerful. DERIVATIVES violently adverb. ORIGIN Latin, vehement, violent …   English terms dictionary

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