violent

  • 1 violent — violent, ente [ vjɔlɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1213; lat. violentus 1 ♦ Impétueux; qui agit ou s exprime sans aucune retenue. ⇒ brusque, coléreux. « Les hommes ont été de tout temps [...] égoïstes, violents » (France). Une femme violente. « Il s est montré …

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  • 2 violent — violent, ente (vi o lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Qui agit avec force. Vent violent. •   L orage est violent...., TH. CORN. Essex, I, 2.    Qui se fait sentir avec force. Une douleur violente. Une fièvre violente. Un violent mal de dents. •   Pouvons …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 Violent — Vi o*lent, a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. ? a muscle, strength.] 1. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement;… …

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  • 4 violent — VIOLÉNT, Ă, violenţi, te, adj. 1. Care se produce sau acţionează cu putere, cu intensitate, cu violenţă; intens, puternic, tare. ♦ (Despre culori, lumină etc.) Izbitor, ţipător; tare, viu, puternic. 2. (Despre fiinţe) Care are accese de furie,… …

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  • 5 violent — Violent, [viol]ente. adject. Impetueux, qui agit avec force, avec impetuosité. Remede violent. vent violent. tempeste violente. mouvement violent. Il se dit aussi, d une douleur grande & aiguë. Fiévre violente. mal violent. douleur violente. On… …

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  • 6 violent — [vī′ələnt] adj. [ME < MFr < L violentus, violent, akin to violare, to VIOLATE] 1. a) acting with or characterized by great physical force, so as to injure, damage, or destroy b) acting or characterized by force unlawfully or callously used… …

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  • 7 Violent — Vi o*lent, v. i. To be violent; to act violently. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste, And violenteth in a sense as strong As that which causeth it. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 violent — index brutal, demonstrative (expressive of emotion), disorderly, drastic, extreme (exaggerated), forcible, hot blooded …

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  • 9 violent — [adj1] destructive agitated, aroused, berserk, bloodthirsty, brutal, coercive, crazy, cruel, demoniac, desperate, distraught, disturbed, enraged, fierce, fiery, forceful, forcible, frantic, fuming, furious, great, headstrong, homicidal,… …

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  • 10 violent — Violent, Violentus. Un son violent, Excitatus sonus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 11 violent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) using or involving violence. 2) very intense, forceful, or powerful. DERIVATIVES violently adverb. ORIGIN Latin, vehement, violent …

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  • 12 Violent — Vi o*lent, n. An assailant. [Obs.] Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Violent — Vi o*lent, v. t. [Cf. F. violenter.] To urge with violence. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14 Violent — (v. lat.), heftig, gewaltsam …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 Violént — (lat.), gewaltsam; Violenz, Gewaltsamkeit …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Violént — (lat.), gewaltsam, heftig; Violénz, Gewaltsamkeit, Ungestüm …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Violent — Violent, lat. deutsch, gewaltsam, heftig; Violenz, Gewaltthätigkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 18 violent — фр. [виола/н] violente ит. [виоле/нтэ] con violenza [кон виоле/нца] буйно, неистово …

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  • 19 violent — (adj.) mid 14c.; see VIOLENCE (Cf. violence). In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect. Related: Violently …

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  • 20 violent — *intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite Analogous words: *powerful, potent, forceful, forcible: *excessive, immoderate, inordinate, extreme, extravagant …

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