Violent vs Jacobinism - What's the difference?

violent | jacobinism |

As nouns the difference between violent and jacobinism

is that violent is (obsolete) an assailant while jacobinism is the principles of the jacobins; violent opposition to legitimate government.

As an adjective violent

is involving extreme force or motion.

As a verb violent

is (archaic) to urge with violence.




  • Involving extreme force or motion.
  • A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
  • Involving physical conflict.
  • We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
  • Likely to use physical force.
  • The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent .
  • Intensely vivid.
  • The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
  • (obsolete) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These violent delights have violent ends.
  • * T. Burnet
  • No violent state can be perpetual.
  • * Milton
  • Ease would recant / Vows made in pain, as violent and void.


    * peaceful


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To urge with violence.
  • (Fuller)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An assailant.
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  • The principles of the Jacobins; violent opposition to legitimate government.
  • Under this new stimulus, Burn's previous Jacobitism passed towards the opposite, but not very distant, extreme of Jacobinism . — J. C. Shairp.
    (Webster 1913)