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in·tense

 (ĭn-tĕns′)
adj. in·tens·er, in·tens·est
1. Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree: the intense sun of the tropics.
2. Extreme in degree, strength, or size: intense heat.
3. Involving or showing strain or extreme effort: intense concentration.
4.
a. Deeply felt; profound: intense anger.
b. Having or showing strong feeling or great seriousness: an intense writer.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin intēnsus, stretched, intent, from past participle of intendere, to stretch, intend; see intend.]

in·tense′ly adv.
in·tense′ness n.
Usage Note: The meanings of intense and intensive overlap considerably, but the two adjectives often have distinct meanings. Intense often suggests a strength or concentration that arises from an inner disposition and is particularly appropriate for describing emotional states: "He wondered vaguely why all this intense feeling went running because of a few burnt potatoes" (D.H. Lawrence). Intensive is more appropriate when the strength or concentration of an activity is imposed from without: "They worked out a system of intensive agriculture surpassing anything I ever heard of, with the very forests all reset with fruit- or nut-bearing trees" (Charlotte Perkins Gilman). Thus a reference to Mark's intense study of German suggests that Mark engaged in concentrated activity, while Mark's intensive study of German suggests the course Mark took was designed to cover a lot of material in a brief period.

intense

(ɪnˈtɛns)
adj
1. of extreme force, strength, degree, or amount: intense heat.
2. characterized by deep or forceful feelings: an intense person.
[C14: from Latin intensus stretched, from intendere to stretch out; see intend]
inˈtensely adv
inˈtenseness n
Usage: Intense is sometimes wrongly used where intensive is meant: the land is under intensive (not intense) cultivation. Intensely is sometimes wrongly used where intently is meant: he listened intently (not intensely)

in•tense

(ɪnˈtɛns)

adj.
1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree; great in force, strength, severity, or amount: intense heat.
2. acute, strong, or vehement in feeling; ardent: intense dislike.
3. having a characteristic quality in a high degree: blindingly intense sunlight.
4. concentrated and strenuous or earnest; intensive: intense thought.
5. having or showing great seriousness, strong feeling, or tension.
6. susceptible to strong emotion; emotional.
7. (of color) very deep: intense red.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intēnsus, variant of intentus intent2]
in•tense′ly, adv.
in•tense′ness, n.

intense

intensive
1. 'intense'

Intense means 'very great or strong'.

...intense heat.
I could not help feeling intense discomfort.
2. 'intensive'

Intensive activities involve using a lot of energy or effort in order to achieve something in a short time.

Intensive training courses are provided by the local authority.
...my last intensive preparations for my Ph.D.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intense - 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"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
profound - showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret"
intemperate - excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage"
mild - moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
2.intense - extremely sharp or intenseintense - extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
3.intense - (of color) having the highest saturationintense - (of color) having the highest saturation; "vivid green"; "intense blue"
pure, saturated - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

intense

adjective
2. fierce, close, tough The battle for third place was intense.
3. passionate, burning, earnest, emotional, keen, flaming, consuming, fierce, eager, enthusiastic, heightened, energetic, animated, ardent, fanatical, fervent, heartfelt, impassioned, vehement, forcible, fervid She is more adult, and more intense than I had imagined.
passionate cool, casual, indifferent, weak, subdued
Usage: Intense is sometimes wrongly used where intensive is meant: the land is under intensive (not intense) cultivation. Intensely is sometimes wrongly used where intently is meant: he listened intently (not intensely).

intense

adjective
1. Extreme in degree, strength, or effect:
2. Intensely sustained, especially in activity:
3. Resulting from or affecting one's innermost feelings:
Translations
شَديدشَدِيدٌ
intenzivní
intensstærk
voimakas
žestok
ákafur, afar mikill
強烈な
강렬한
intensyviaiintensyvumasstiprumas
spēcīgsstiprs
močansilen
intensiv
รุนแรง
rất căng

intense

[ɪnˈtens] ADJ
1. (= extreme) [heat, cold, pain] → intenso; [interest, enthusiasm, happiness] → enorme; [emotion, fear, anger, hatred] → intenso, profundo; [gratitude] → profundo; [colour] → intenso, vivo; [light] → intenso, fuerte
this sparked intense speculationesto dio pie a mucha especulación
2. (= concentrated) [activity, fighting, negotiations] → intenso
she wore an expression of intense concentrationsu expresión era de intensa concentración
3. (= impassioned) [person, face, expression] → apasionado, vehemente; [relationship] → intenso; [eyes] → penetrante; [gaze] → intenso, penetrante
she's very intensese lo toma todo como si le fuera la vida en ello
an intense debateun intenso debate

intense

[ɪnˈtɛns] adj
[emotion, desire] → intense; [pain, heat] → intense; [pressure] → intense; [competition] → intense; [speculation, debate] → intense; [fighting] → intense
to be under intense pressure → être soumis(e) à des pressions intenses
Airlines are under intense pressure to cut fares → Les compagnies aériennes sont soumis à des pressions intenses pour baisser leurs tarifs.
(= passionate) [person] → véhément(e)

intense

adj
pain, colour, activityintensiv; disappointmentbitter, schmerzlich; pressure, interest, enthusiasmenorm; joy, effortriesig; heat, coldungeheuer; desirebrennend; competition, fighting, debate, speculationheftig; hatred, jealousy, angerrasend
personernsthaft; conversation, relationship, feeling, study, lifeintensiv; he suddenly looked very intenseer sah plötzlich ganz ernst aus

intense

[ɪnˈtɛns] adj (heat, cold, expression) → intenso/a; (interest, enthusiasm) → vivo/a, profondo/a; (person) → di forti sentimenti

intense

(inˈtens) adjective
very great. intense heat; intense hatred.
inˈtensely adverb
very much. I dislike that sort of behaviour intensely.
inˈtenseness noun
inˈtensity noun
the quality of being intense. the intensity of the heat.
inˈtensive (-siv) adjective
very great; showing or having great care etc. The police began an intensive search for the murderer; The hospital has just opened a new intensive care unit.
inˈtensively adverb
inˈtensiveness noun

intense

شَدِيدٌ intenzivní intens intensiv έντονος intenso voimakas intense žestok intenso 強烈な 강렬한 intens intens intensywny intenso сильный intensiv รุนแรง yoğun rất căng 强烈的

intense

a. intenso-a.

intense

adj intenso, fuerte
References in classic literature ?
In the name of Heaven," cried Hepzibah, provoked only to intenser indignation by this outgush of the inestimable tenderness of a stern nature,--"in God's name, whom you insult, and whose power I could almost question, since he hears you utter so many false words without palsying your tongue,--give over, I beseech you, this loathsome pretence of affection for your victim
The heavens of America appear infinitely higher, the sky is bluer, the air is fresher, the cold is intenser, the moon looks larger, the stars are brighter the thunder is louder, the lightning is vivider, the wind is stronger, the rain is heavier, the mountains are higher, the rivers longer, the forests bigger, the plains broader.
It seemed as if the picture, while hidden behind the cloud of immemorial years, had been all the time acquiring an intenser depth and darkness of expression, till now it gloomed forth again, and threw its evil omen over the present hour.
Nioche turned to the confiding foreigner again, and stood rubbing his hands, with an air of seeming to plead guilty which was not intenser only because it was habitually so striking.
Not mother, with her first-born on her knee, Thrills with intenser love than I for thee.
The quaint analogy quite hauntingly remained with him, when he didn't indeed rather improve it by a still intenser form: that of his opening a door behind which he would have made sure of finding nothing, a door into a room shuttered and void, and yet so coming, with a great suppressed start, on some quite erect confronting presence, something planted in the middle of the place and facing him through the dusk.
From each island proceeded a serpentine trail, by which the cow had rambled away to feed after getting up, at the end of which trail they found her; the snoring puff from her nostrils, when she recognized them, making an intenser little fog of her own amid the prevailing one.
Day by day, after the December snows were over, a blazing blue sky poured down torrents of light and air on the white landscape, which gave them back in an intenser glitter.
But when the blue snow-shadows grew intenser Across the peaks against the golden sky, And on the hills the knots of deer grew denser, And raised their tender cry,
Gradually the heavens lightened; but astern I could see no intenser glow that would indicate the rising sun behind the mist.