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Definitions for intense
ɪnˈtɛnsin·tense

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intenseadjective

    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, intenseadjective

    extremely sharp or intense

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

  3. intense, vividadjective

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

Wiktionary

  1. intenseadjective

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

  2. intenseadjective

    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. Intenseadjective

    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. Intenseadjective

    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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  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

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. Lewis Hamilton:

    It's quite similar to back in the karting days, At that age it was as intense as I had experienced. I wanted to win back then and nothing's changed.

  2. Fernando Simon:

    We have a more intense social life than in other European countries and sometimes it's difficult to comply with social-distancing rules, but we must keep it up a while longer, it won't be for long but if we don't maintain the measures now perhaps it will take longer than we want.

  3. Katharine Hayhoe:

    But today, climate change is loading the dice against us, making certain types of extremes, such as heat waves and heavy rain events, much more frequent and more intense than they used to be.

  4. Kate Marshall:

    Rainfall is expected to be heavy to intense, but so far we have not had reports of that.

  5. Andy Murray:

    I'm a bit stiff just now. Just normal stuff that you would get after maybe playing on a grasscourt for the first time in a while, the longest I have practiced in the last year has been an hour and a half. I was on the court for significantly longer than that in a more intense environment. So, you know, I'm feeling decent, considering that.

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