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English definition of “violent”


adjective    /ˈvɑɪ·ə·lənt/
using or involving force to hurt or attack : violent crime The police are concerned about the possibility of violent behavior at the demonstration . A violent death is one that is caused suddenly and unexpectedly by the use of physical force , esp . murder . Violent can mean very strong : a violent explosion A violent person or attitude is one that expresses great anger .
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