[ vahy-uh-luhnt-lee, vahy-luhnt- ]
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  1. in a way that involves uncontrolled or destructive force:He struck the table violently with his clenched fist and shouted for more.Dramatic video shows soldiers violently removing voters from polling stations.

  2. in an intense or extreme way:He was violently ill after ten minutes, but soon recovered fully.We were awoken early in the morning when the house began shaking violently.

Origin of violently


Other words from violently

  • o·ver·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
  • ul·tra·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb
  • un·vi·o·lent·ly, adverb

Words Nearby violently Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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