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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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: intensus, Latin.
To observe the effects of a distillation, prosecuted with so intense and unusual a degree of heat, we ventured to come near. Boyle.
Sublime or low, unbended or intense,
The sound is still a comment to the sense. Wentworth Dillon.
Hebraisms warm and animate our language, and convey our thoughts in more ardent and intense phrases. Addison.
But in disparity
The one intense; the other still remiss,
Cannot well suit with either, but soon prove
Tedious alike. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii.
Intense is the fifth studio album by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren. It was released on 3 May 2013 by Armada Music.The first song announced to be on the album is "Waiting for the Night", featuring the singer Fiora, which was released on 21 January 2013 as the theme song to the Dutch film Loving Ibiza (Verliefd op Ibiza). The second song announced to be on the album is "Forever is Ours", featuring the singer Emma Hewitt. The third song and first official single to be released is "This Is What It Feels Like", featuring the Canadian singer and songwriter Trevor Guthrie, was released on 5 April 2013. The accompanying music video, featuring Ron Jeremy, was released on 17 March 2013.The album was first released exclusively on Spotify on 29 April 2013, followed by its official release on digital and physical media on 3 May 2013. An extended version of the album, called Intense (The More Intense Edition), was released on 12 November 2013. This album contains remixes from musicians such as John Ewbank, Andrew Rayel, W&W, Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Ummet Ozcan and Ørjan Nilsen, along with radio edits, music videos, as well as two new songs from Armin van Buuren: "Save My Night" and "Don't Want to Fight Love Away" featuring Cindy Alma.
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
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
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 Adjectives Frequency: #531
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The numerical value of intense in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of intense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Actually, it was my agent who was pushing for it much more than I was, i was a little resistant because I was n’t that taken with the stage production. But my agent just really kept pushing. I had just done a very intense movie, Unfaithful, and I thought : ‘ At the very least I ’m going to have fun doing this.' OH, BABY, Harvey Weinstein was still the co-chairman of Miramax Films when Chicago was being made. And the now disgraced movie mogul was adamant at the time that Britney Spears should be given a role in the movie. According to The New York Times, Harvey Weinstein sent three Miramax execs to pitch the idea to Britney Spears backstage at a concert in Canada. But director Rob Marshall and other producers were.
It doesn't surprise me that in Liberia where there has been a much more intense Ebola information campaign, quarantine and a military intervention that the disease has been brought under control faster than in Guinea.
For our students to hear an announcement and to hear an alarm sound and have to go out to a place where they had been evacuated before - it just brought all those intense emotions back up for people.
The fight was just so intense, it was a very strong fish.
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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- intensCatalan, Valencian
- vášnivý, intenzivní, silnýCzech
- äärimmäinen, intensiivinenFinnish
- 激烈, 激しいですJapanese
- intenso, tensoPortuguese
- напряжённый, интенсивныйRussian
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