Shrewd vs Violent - What's the difference?

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Shrewd is a related term of violent.


In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between shrewd and violent

is that shrewd is (archaic) scolding, satirical, sharp while violent is (archaic) to urge with violence.

As adjectives the difference between shrewd and violent

is that shrewd is showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters while violent is involving extreme force or motion.

As a verb violent is

(archaic) to urge with violence.

As a noun violent is

(obsolete) an assailant.

shrewd

English

Adjective

(er)
  • showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters
  • artful, tricky or cunning
  • streetwise
  • *
  • knowledgeable
  • * {{quote-news
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  • (archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
  • * 1599 ,
  • LEONATO. By my troth, niece, thou wilt never get thee a husband, if thou be so shrewd of thy tongue.

    Derived terms

    * shrewdly * shrewdness

    violent

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • 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.

    Antonyms

    * peaceful

    Verb

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

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An assailant.
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