Definitions for intenseɪnˈtɛns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•tenseɪnˈtɛns(adj.)

  1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree; great in force, strength, severity, or amount:

    intense heat.

  2. acute, strong, or vehement in feeling; ardent:

    intense dislike.

  3. having a characteristic quality in a high degree:

    blindingly intense sunlight.

  4. concentrated and strenuous or earnest; intensive:

    intense thought.

  5. having or showing great seriousness, strong feeling, or tension.

  6. susceptible to strong emotion; emotional.

  7. (of color) very deep:

    intense red.

Origin of intense:

1350–1400; ME < L intēnsus, var. of intentusintent2

in•tense′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intense(adj)

    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

    "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

  2. acute, intense(adj)

    extremely sharp or intense

    "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"

  3. intense, vivid(adj)

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. intense(adjective)ɪnˈtɛns

    strong or powerful; = extreme

    intense heat/excitement/pain

  2. intenseɪnˈtɛns

    involving a lot of effort or activity

    intense pressure/debate/competition; Their love affair was short but intense.

  3. intenseɪnˈtɛns

    (of a person) very serious and hard-working with strong opinions

    ***an intense young man; They argued intensely.; ***She was intensely pursuing her goals.; the sun's intensity; the intensity of the competition/feelings

Wiktionary

  1. intense(Adjective)

    Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.

  2. intense(Adjective)

    Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intense(adj)

    strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought

  2. Intense(adj)

    extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3918

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Adjectives Frequency: #531


Translations for intense

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

intense(adjective)

very great

intense heat; intense hatred.

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