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uk   us   /ˈvaɪə.lənt/

violent adjective (CAUSING HURT)

B2 using force to hurt or attack: He shouts a lot but I don't think he's ever been physically violent towards her.B2 used to describe a situation or event in which people are hurt or killed: a violent crime There was a violent clash/confrontation between rival supporters after the match. The more violent scenes in the film were cut when it was shown on television. Her family are still trying to come to terms with her violent death (= death caused suddenly and unexpectedly by the use of physical force, especially murder).
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violent adjective (STRONG)

C2 sudden and powerful: He has a violent temper. violent thunderstorms The speaker launched into a violent attack on (= spoke forcefully against) the government's policies. [before noun] A violent colour is extremely or unpleasantly bright: She was wearing a violent pink sweater and orange trousers.
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