Meaning of “violent” - Learner’s Dictionary

violent

adjective uk us /ˈvaɪələnt/
ACTION

B2 involving violence:

a victim of violent crime
a violent protest
I don't like violent films (= films that show violence).
PERSON

B2 likely to hurt or kill someone else:

a violent criminal
DAMAGE

sudden and causing damage:

a violent explosion/storm
EMOTIONS
violently adverb

See also

(Definition of “violent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)