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.
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.
The film is contrived, sentimental and gratuitously violent.
dealing with potentially violent incidents
| physically, sexually
He was violent towards his wife on several occasions.
2 very strong
be | become
exceptionally, extremely, very
an exceptionally violent storm
He felt a strong, almost violent, dislike for the stranger.
| fairly, quite
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