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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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  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. David Sacks:

    When I joined, a lot of people didn’t understand why Zenefits would be this huge company, although I think they’re getting it more now, people don’t want to be doing this stuff. They would so much rather have us take care of it for them. That’s what makes it an exciting business. The market is huge, and the need is intense.

  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. Jason Cooper:

    It was a very intense day at the office, most days here are hard work, some are harder than others. You don't get a job as a Heathrow controller and expect to put your feet up for a couple of hours.

  4. George Parnham:

    It's going to be very difficult for him to get a fair trial, not only because of the movie, but because of the media surrounding the movie, mr. Kyle is a hero in many people's eyes. Due to the fact that this movie has gained intense public attention, it's doubtful that a fair jury can be selected anywhere.

  5. Marilene Ramos:

    We're still waiting for immediate measures, with a bigger and more effective scope, to fight the sediments that are in the rivers and reduce the intense cloudiness of the rivers.

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