violent - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “violent”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “violent”

Definitions of “violent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More