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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violent  \Vi"o*lent\,  n. 
  An  assailant.  [Obs.]  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  impetuous;  fierce;  furious;  severe; 
  as  a  violent  blow;  the  violent  attack  of  a  disease. 
 
  Float  upon  a  wild  and  violent  sea.  --Shak. 
 
  A  violent  cross  wind  from  either  coast.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Acting,  characterized,  or  produced  by  unjust  or  improper 
  force;  outrageous;  unauthorized;  as  a  violent  attack  on 
  the  right  of  free  speech. 
 
  To  bring  forth  more  violent  deeds.  --Milton. 
 
  Some  violent  hands  were  laid  on  Humphrey's  life. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Produced  or  effected  by  force;  not  spontaneous;  unnatural; 
  abnormal. 
 
  These  violent  delights  have  violent  ends  --Shak. 
 
  No  violent  state  can  be  perpetual.  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  Ease  would  recant  Vows  made  in  pain,  as  violent  and 
  void.  --Milton. 
 
  {Violent  presumption}  (Law),  presumption  of  a  fact  that 
  arises  from  proof  of  circumstances  which  necessarily 
  attend  such  facts. 
 
  {Violent  profits}  (Scots  Law),  rents  or  profits  of  an  estate 
  obtained  by  a  tenant  wrongfully  holding  over  after 
  warning.  They  are  recoverable  in  a  process  of  removing. 
 
  Syn:  Fierce;  vehement;  outrageous;  boisterous;  turbulent; 
  impetuous;  passionate;  severe;  extreme. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violent  \Vi"o*lent\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  violenter.] 
  To  urge  with  violence.  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violent  \Vi"o*lent\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  violent;  to  act  violently.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  grief  is  fine,  full,  perfect,  that  I  taste,  And 
  violenteth  in  a  sense  as  strong  As  that  which  causeth 
  it  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  violent 
  adj  1:  acting  with  or  marked  by  or  resulting  from  great  force  or 
  energy  or  emotional  intensity;  "a  violent  attack";  "a 
  violent  person";  "violent  feelings";  "a  violent  rage"; 
  "felt  a  violent  dislike"  [ant:  {nonviolent}] 
  2:  effected  by  force  or  injury  rather  than  natural  causes;  "a 
  violent  death" 
  3:  (of  colors  or  sounds)  intensely  vivid  or  loud;  "a  violent 
  clash  of  colors";  "her  dress  was  a  violent  red";  "a 
  violent  noise";  "wild  colors";  "wild  shouts"  [syn:  {wild}] 
  4:  marked  by  extreme  intensity  of  emotions  or  convictions; 
  fervid;  "fierce  loyalty";  "in  a  tearing  rage";  "vehement 
  dislike";  "violent  passions"  [syn:  {fierce},  {tearing},  {vehement}] 
  5:  characterized  by  violence  or  bloodshed;  "writes  of  crimson 
  deeds  and  barbaric  days"-  Andrea  Parke;  "fann'd  by 
  Conquest's  crimson  wing"-  Thomas  Gray;  "convulsed  with  red 
  rage"-  Hudson  Strode  [syn:  {crimson},  {red}] 




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