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English definition of “violent”

violent

adjective     /ˈvaɪələnt/
ACTION B2 involving violence : a victim of violent crime a violent protest I don't like violent films (= films that show violence ).Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
PERSON B2 likely to hurt or kill someone else : a violent criminal Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
DAMAGE sudden and causing damage : a violent explosion / storm Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
EMOTIONS showing very strong feelings , especially anger : violent emotions Strong feelings
violently adverb → See also non-violent
(Definition of violent adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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