An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rough)
a. violent
Me da miedo jugar a un deporte violento como el rugby.I'm too scared to play a violent game like rugby.
2. (aggressive)
a. violent
Yo no intentaría hacer enojar a Roberto. Es un hombre colérico y violento.I wouldn't try to make Roberto angry. He's a choleric and violent man.
3. (passionate)
a. vehement
El dictador dio un discurso violento y animado para motivar a las masas.The dictator delivered a vehement and rousing speech to motivate the masses.
4. (uneasy)
a. awkward
Fue violento estar presente mientras ellos discutían.It was awkward to be there while they were arguing.
b. uncomfortable
Abrí la billetera y no tenía dinero para pagar. Fue una situación violenta.I opened my wallet and didn't have any money to pay. It was an uncomfortable situation.
c. embarrassing
A la oradora se le corrió la peluca mientras estaba hablando. Fue un poco violento.The speaker's wig slipped off while she was talking. It was a bit embarrassing.
5. (sudden)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sudden
Tuvimos que hacer un cambio de planes violento.We had to make a sudden change of plans.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona, deporte, acción)
a. violent
2. (pasión, tempestad)
a. intense
muerte violentaviolent death
3. (incómodo)
a. awkward
me resulta violento hablar con ellaI feel awkward talking to her
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1 [+acto, deporte, persona] violent
se produjo una violenta explosión there was a violent explosion; murió de muerte violenta he suffered a violent death
2 (incómodo) awkward; uncomfortable
me fue muy violento verlo llorar seeing him cry made me feel very awkward o uncomfortable
para mí todo esto es un poco violento
me encuentro violento estando con ellos I feel awkward o I don't feel at ease when I'm with them
la discusión entre los dos me hacía estar violento
3 [+postura] awkward
4 [+interpretación] forced
5 (Latinoamérica) (repentino) quick
tuvo que hacer un viaje violento she had to make a sudden trip
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