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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 criminalViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
DAMAGE sudden and causing damage: a violent explosion/stormDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
EMOTIONS showing very strong feelings, especially anger: violent emotionsStrong feelings
violently adverb →  See also non-violent
(Definition of violent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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