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Violent

violent
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, characterised, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorised; 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, rents or profits of an estate obtained by a tenant wrongfully holding over after warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing.
Synonym: Fierce, vehement, outrageous, boisterous, turbulent, impetuous, passionate, severe, extreme.
Origin: F, from L. Violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. A muscle, strength.


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