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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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    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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Light is the first of painters. There is no object so foul that intense light will not make it beautiful.

  2. Christian Ahlborn:

    All this suggests that 2020 will be a year of intense scrutiny by the CMA.

  3. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Compulsive workers tend to be overly sensitive and suffer from intense emotions including depression and anxiety.

  4. Rogers Smith:

    I definitely think he is conscious that as the first black president, he will be a subject of endless historical scrutiny as well as intense contemporary scrutiny.

  5. Yasmin Hurd:

    The intense craving is what drives the drug use, if we can have the medications that can dampen that [ craving ], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.

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