Violent [ ˈvaɪ ə lənt ]
Violence is the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy. Other definitions are also used, such as the World Health Organization's definition of violence as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation."
- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force a violent earthquake.
- caused by injurious or destructive force a violent death.
- intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme violent pain; violent cold.
- roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent violent passions.
- furious in impetuosity, energy, etc. violent haste.
- of, relating to, or constituting a distortion of meaning or fact.
- marked or caused by great physical force or violence
- (of a person) tending to the use of violence, esp in order to injure or intimidate others
- marked by intensity of any kind
- characterized by an undue use of force; severe; harsh