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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
1. extreme, great, severe, fierce, serious (informal), deep, powerful, concentrated, supreme, acute, harsh, intensive, excessive, profound, exquisite, drastic, forceful, protracted, unqualified, agonizing, mother of all (informal) He was sweating from the intense heat.
extreme moderate, mild, easy, relaxed, slight, gentle
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 ?
The wine of life, henceforth to be presented to her lips, must be indeed rich, delicious, and exhilarating, in its chased and golden beaker, or else leave an inevitable and weary languor, after the lees of bitterness wherewith she had been drugged, as with a cordial of intensest potency.
Pull, pull, my good boys, said Starbuck, in the lowest possible but intensest concentrated whisper to his men; while the sharp fixed glance from his eyes darted straight ahead of the bow, almost seemed as two visible needles in two unerring binnacle compasses.
It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
I walked slowly, for I was almost exhausted, as well as lame, and I felt the intensest wretchedness for the horrible death of little Weena.
One had listened to a traveller's tale of this marvellous stone in his own distant country, and had immediately been seized with such a thirst for beholding it as could only be quenched in its intensest lustre.
Why should I rush for help to a new course, when I was only suffering from the consequences of a deed which had been the act of my intensest will?