violently Definition

  • 1in a way that involves physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something
  • 2in a way that is intense, extreme, or forceful

Using violently: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "violently" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The protesters were violently attacked by the police.

  • Example

    The storm hit the coast violently, causing widespread damage.

  • Example

    He shook his head violently, trying to clear his thoughts.

  • Example

    The car crashed violently into the wall.

violently Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for violently


Summary: violently in Brief

The adverb 'violently' [ˈvaɪələntli] describes actions that involve physical force intended to harm, damage, or kill someone or something. It can also describe intense or forceful actions, as in 'The storm hit the coast violently.' Synonyms include 'forcefully' and 'fiercely,' while antonyms include 'gently' and 'calmly.'

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