Translation of violent in Spanish:

violent

Pronunciation: /ˈvaɪələnt/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (involving physical force) [person/behavior] violento he met a violent death tuvo una muerte violenta to get violent ponerse* violento 1.2 (strong, forceful) [storm/explosion/kick] violento, fuerte; [grief] intenso; [pain] violento, intenso; [contrast] fuerte he has a violent temper tiene muy mal genio she took a violent dislike to him le tomó una manía terrible
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    • At one point, things threatened to turn violent, but police arrived and calmed the volatile situation down.
    • He began to turn violent against my mum, smashing up the house and threatening her.
    • Not because he might turn violent - he has never been violent towards me - but he often conceals things from me.
    More example sentences
    • Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity, ranging from mild irritation to violent rage.
    • But as their relationship developed, it became clear he had an alcohol problem which set off a violent temper.
    • No other individual currently on our screens and in our tabloids can solicit such violent hatred from my otherwise amiable self.

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