Something that is violent involves action that can cause physical or mental harm. Fighting, killing, and torture are all violent actions. The word "violent" is an adjective:
The word "violently" is an adverb:
The word "violence" is a noun:
Angry and frustrated, the mob resorted to violence.
Note: The pronunication of the word "violent" is similar to the word "violin." Compare: violent / violin. If you have trouble making "v" sounds, click here to go to the pronunciation section.
This is a violin.
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This page was first published on August 29, 2015. It was updated on June 28, 2015.