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American English: /ˈvaɪ(ə)lənt/
British English: /ˈvʌɪəl(ə)nt/

Translation of violent in Spanish:


  • 1 (involving physical force)
    he met a violent death
    tuvo una muerte violenta
    to get violent
    ponerse violento
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (strong, forceful)
    he has a violent temper
    tiene muy mal genio
    she took a violent dislike to him
    le tomó una manía terrible
    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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