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English

Etymology

From Old French violent, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] violentus, from vīs (strength).

Pronunciation

Adjective

violent (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
violent

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Involving extreme force or motion.
    A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
  2. Involving physical conflict.
    We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
  3. Likely to use physical force.
    The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent.
  4. Intensely vivid.
    The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.

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French

Etymology 1

Borrowed from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] violentus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /vjɔlɑ̃/

Adjective

violent m. (f. violente, m. plural violents, f. plural violentes)

  1. violent

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Verb

violent

  1. Third-person plural present indicative of violer.
  2. Third-person plural present subjunctive of violer.

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