Definitions for: Intense

[adj] (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"
[adj] extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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