Synonyms for violent

Synonyms for (adjective) violent

Synonyms: red, violent, crimson

Definition: characterized by violence or bloodshed

Usage: writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days- Andrea Parke; fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing- Thomas Gray; convulsed with red rage- Hudson Strode

Similar words: bloody

Definition: having or covered with or accompanied by blood

Usage: a bloody nose; your scarf is all bloody; the effects will be violent and probably bloody; a bloody fight


Synonyms: vehement, violent, fierce, trigger-happy, tearing

Definition: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

Usage: fierce loyalty; in a tearing rage; vehement dislike; violent passions

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense


Synonyms: wild, violent

Definition: (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

Usage: a violent clash of colors; her dress was a violent red; a violent noise; wild colors; wild shouts

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense


Synonyms: violent

Definition: effected by force or injury rather than natural causes

Usage: a violent death

Similar words: unnatural

Definition: not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature

Usage: an unnatural death; the child's unnatural interest in death


Synonyms: violent

Definition: acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

Usage: a violent attack; a violent person; violent feelings; a violent rage; felt a violent dislike

Similar words: convulsive

Definition: resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent

Usage: a convulsive rage; convulsive laughter


Similar words: furious, ferocious, fierce, savage

Definition: marked by extreme and violent energy

Usage: a ferocious beating; fierce fighting; a furious battle


Similar words: hot, raging

Definition: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense

Usage: the fighting became hot and heavy; a hot engagement; a raging battle; the river became a raging torrent


Similar words: knock-down-and-drag-out, knockdown-dragout

Definition: extremely violent

Usage: a knock-down-and-drag-out fight


Similar words: lashing

Definition: violently urging on by whipping or flogging

Usage: looked at the lashing riders


Similar words: lurid

Definition: horrible in fierceness or savagery

Usage: lurid crimes; a lurid life


Similar words: rampageous

Definition: displaying raging violence; often destructive

Usage: the hot rampageous horses of my will- W.H.Auden


Similar words: tough, ruffianly

Definition: violent and lawless

Usage: the more ruffianly element; tough street gangs


Similar words: slam-bang

Definition: violent and sudden and noisy

Usage: a slam-bang collision