Synonyms of violent in English:



  • 1 he gets violent when drunk
    brutal, vicious, savage, rough, aggressive, abusive, physically abusive, threatening, fierce, physical, wild, ferocious;
    barbarous, barbaric, thuggish, pugnacious, cutthroat, smash-mouth, homicidal, murderous, cruel
    [Antonyms] gentle
  • 2 a violent blow
    powerful, forceful, hard, sharp, smart, strong, vigorous, mighty, hefty;
    savage, ferocious, brutal, vicious
    [Antonyms] weak
  • 3 violent jealousy
    intense, extreme, strong, powerful, vehement, intemperate, unbridled, uncontrollable, ungovernable, inordinate, consuming, passionate
    [Antonyms] mild
  • 4 a violent movie
    gory, gruesome, grisly, full of violence
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