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ɪnˈtɛnsin·tense

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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"

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

    Etymology: [L. intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. F. intense. See Intend, and cf. Intent, and cf. Intent, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. F. intense. See Intend, and cf. Intent, and cf. Intent, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intense

    in-tens′, adj. closely strained: extreme in degree: very severe: emotional.—v.t. Inten′sate (Carlyle), to intensify.—adv. Intense′ly.—ns. Intense′ness, Intens′ity; Intensificā′tion, the act of intensifying.—v.t. Inten′sify, to make more intense.—v.i. to become intense:—pa.p. intens′ified.n. Inten′sion, a straining or bending: increase of intensity: (logic) the sum of the qualities implied by a general name.—adj. Inten′sive, stretched: admitting of increase of degree: unremitted: serving to intensify: (gram.) giving force or emphasis.—adv. Inten′sively.—n. Inten′siveness. [See Intend.]

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

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

Anagrams for intense »

  1. tennesi, tennies

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intense in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of intense in a Sentence

  1. William Hazlitt:

    The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.

  2. Sebastian Coe:

    We have got some of the highest profile names out of the sport in the last few years, this hasn't been easy for us, this has caused us intense embarrassment but we have always taken the view that we would rather have short-term embarrassment and protect the clean athletes.

  3. Steve Duprey:

    It's going to be a very intense week.

  4. Wael Essawi:

    We couldn't do anything but we opened the windows so we can breathe... it was very intense.

  5. Nikki Haley:

    It's been eight years of intense times, and I am a believer in term limits.

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