US: /ˈvaɪəɫənt/, /ˈvaɪɫənt/
UK: /vˈa‍ɪ‍ələnt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

violent /'vaiələnt/
  • tính từ
    • mạnh mẽ, dữ dội, mãnh liệt
      • violent wind: gió dữ
    • hung tợn, hung bạo
      • a violent man: người hung bạo
      • to lay violent hands on somebody: (pháp lý) hành hung ai
      • to lay violent hands on something: (pháp lý) cưỡng đoạt cái gì
      • to resort to violent means: dùng đến bạo lực
    • kịch liệt, quá khích, quá đáng
      • violent words: những lời quá khích
      • violent colours: màu sắc quá sặc sỡ
      • in a violent hurry: rất vội, rất khẩn cấp
      • violent death: cái chết bất đắc kỳ tử

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill sb: violent crime + Students were involved in violent clashes with the police. + to die / meet with a violent death (for example, to be murdered) + Her husband was a violent man. + The crowd suddenly turned violent. + Children should not be allowed to watch violent movies (= that show a lot of violence).
2 showing or caused by very strong emotion: There was a violent reaction from the public.
3 very strong and sudden: I took a violent dislike to him. + a violent explosion / storm + a violent change / upheaval + a violent headache
4 (of a colour) extremely bright: Her dress was a violent pink.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 wild, physical, destructive, vehement, brutal, brutish, beastly, nasty, cruel, mean, barbarous, inhuman, savage, fierce, ferocious, furious, frenzied, uncontrollable, untamed, ungovernable, raging, raving, irrational, insane, crazed, Colloq fit to be tied:
Tony turned into a violent maniac when he suspected her of seeing another man.
2 harmful, injurious, damaging, detrimental, destructive, deleterious, catastrophic, cataclysmic, ruinous, devastating:
This was the most violent earthquake to hit Mexico in recorded history.
3 acute, serious, severe, extreme, harsh, trenchant, virulent, intense, energetic, forceful, vehement, passionate, impetuous, tempestuous:
The proceedings were interrupted by an outburst of violent abuse from the public gallery.

Collocation dictionary

1 using physical strength intended to hurt/kill


be | become, get, grow, turn


exceptionally, extremely, particularly, really, terribly, very | increasingly | almost | a bit, fairly, pretty, quite, rather
She started to get a bit violent.
| gratuitously
The film is contrived, sentimental and gratuitously violent.
| potentially
dealing with potentially violent incidents
| physically, sexually


to, towards
He was violent towards his wife on several occasions.

2 very strong


be | become


exceptionally, extremely, very
an exceptionally violent storm
| almost
He felt a strong, almost violent, dislike for the stranger.
| fairly, quite

Concise English dictionary

+acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
+effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
+(of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
+marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
+characterized by violence or bloodshed