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Meaning of INTENSE

Pronunciation:  in'tens

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"
  2. [adj]  extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
  3. [adj]  in an extreme degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety,"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

INTENSE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: acute, aggravated, bad, big, blood-and-guts, cold, concentrated, consuming, crash(a), deep, exquisite, extreme, fierce, intensified, intensive, keen, main(a), overwhelming, pressure-cooker(a), profound, pure, raging, saturated, screaming(a), severe, sharp, strong, tearing, terrible, terrific, thick, trigger-happy, unabated, utmost(a), uttermost(a), vehement, violent, vivid, wicked, wild
 Antonyms: mild
 See Also: immoderate, intemperate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tense"\, a. [L. intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of
intendere to stretch: cf. F. intense. See {Intend}, and cf.
{Intent}, and cf. {Intent}, a.]
1. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very
   close or earnest; as, intense study or application;
   intense thought.

2. 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.

             In this intense seclusion of the forest.

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