- a acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
a violent attack
a violent person
a violent rage
felt a violent dislike
- s effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
a violent death
- s (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
a violent clash of colors
her dress was a violent red
a violent noise
- s marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
- s characterized by violence or bloodshed
- If he were seen to be encouraging the east in its secessionist plans, the protests could turn violent.
- From 1985 to 1995, juvenile arrests for violent crimes rose 67%.
- New studies link violent video games to violent behavior.
- Barack Obama in AFP
We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people,Obama said. "The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost."
- President Bush in USA Today
President Bush said the attack was "a reminder of the ongoing threat faced by Pakistan, the United States, and all those who stand against violent extremism."