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adjective violent pronunciation in British English /ˈvaɪələnt/

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  1. 1
    involving the use of physical force, with the deliberate intention of causing damage to property or injury or death to people

    There were violent confrontations on the streets last night.

    victims of violent and abusive behaviour

    Statistics show a fall in both violent and non-violent crime.

  2. 3
    painful and difficult to control

    violent cramps/diarrhoea

    a violent coughing fit

  3. 4
    showing very strong and angry emotions or opinions

    violent grief

    a violent argument

    The show provoked a violent reaction in some sections of the press.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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