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"
extremely sharp or intense
"acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
(of color) having the highest saturation
"vivid green"; "intense blue"
Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.
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.
strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought
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
Origin: [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
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.]
An action requiring effort, energy and focus.
The exam was intense so I put all my effort, energy and focus into it and achieved the result easily that I needed.Submitted by MC Harmonious on February 7, 2017
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Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3918
Rank popularity for the word 'intense' in Adjectives Frequency: #531
The numerical value of intense in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of intense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- intensCatalan, Valencian
- vášnivý, silný, intenzivníCzech
- äärimmäinen, intensiivinenFinnish
- 激烈, 激しいですJapanese
- intenso, tensoPortuguese
- интенсивный, напряжённыйRussian
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