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Definition of violently adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1with great energy or strong movement, especially caused by a strong emotion such as fear or hatred She shook her head violently. to shiver violently
  2. 2very strongly or severely He was violently sick. They are violently opposed to the idea.
  3. 3in a way that involves physical violence The crowd reacted violently.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: violently