Meaning of “violent” - Learner’s Dictionary

violent

adjective us uk /ˈvaɪələnt/
The film was criticized for being too violent.Some scenes are violent and may disturb younger viewers.There has been a decrease in the number of violent crimes.There were violent clashes between the police and demonstrators."Why is violent crime on the increase?" " Well, I think television has a lot to answer for."
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)