- acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force: a violent earthquake.
- caused by injurious or destructive force: a violent death.
- intense in force, effect, etc.; severe; extreme: violent pain; violent cold.
- roughly or immoderately vehement or ardent: violent passions.
- furious in impetuosity, energy, etc.: violent haste.
- of, relating to, or constituting a distortion of meaning or fact.
Origin of violent
Examples from the Web for ultra-violent
Contemporary Examples of ultra-violent
In Juárez, locals regard him as the commander of the ultra-violent Sinaloa offensive in their city.U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juárez Drug Wars
July 1, 2014
Ryan Gosling and ‘Drive’ director Nicolas Winding Refn unite in the stylish, ultra-violent ‘Only God Forgives.’Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn on Sex, Violence & More
July 17, 2013
Quentin Tarantino's ultra-violent Nazi revenge movie had plenty of drama, but the real story was even better.Our Hottest Stories of 2009
The Daily Beast
December 30, 2009
Quentin Tarantino's ultra-violent Nazi revenge movie may have plenty of drama but the real story is even better.My Father, The Inglourious Basterd
August 9, 2009
- marked or caused by great physical force or violencea violent stab
- (of a person) tending to the use of violence, esp in order to injure or intimidate others
- marked by intensity of any kinda violent clash of colours
- characterized by an undue use of force; severe; harsh
- caused by or displaying strong or undue mental or emotional forcea violent tongue
- tending to distort the meaning or intenta violent interpretation of the text
Word Origin for violent
mid-14c.; see violence. In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense "having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect." Related: Violently.