intensely


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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.
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Adv.1.intensely - in an intense manner; "he worked intensely"

intensely

adverb
1. very, highly, extremely, greatly, strongly, severely, terribly, ultra, utterly, unusually, exceptionally, extraordinarily, markedly, awfully (informal), acutely, exceedingly, excessively, inordinately, uncommonly, to the nth degree, to or in the extreme The fast-food business is intensely competitive.
2. intently, deeply, seriously (informal), profoundly, passionately He sipped his drink, staring intensely at me.
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intensely

[ɪnˈtenslɪ] ADV
1. (= extremely) [interesting, boring, competitive] → sumamente; [irritated] → sumamente, tremendamente; [grateful, moving] → profundamente, sumamente
difficulties of an intensely personal naturedificultades de carácter sumamente personal
to be intensely angryestar terriblemente enfadado or (LAm) enojado, estar enfadadísimo or (LAm) enojadísimo
2. (= concentratedly) [work, fight, concentrate] → intensamente
3. (= with passion) [look, love] → intensamente; [discuss] → apasionadamente; [say] → con pasión
I dislike it intenselyme desagrada profundamente
why do you dislike her so intensely?¿por qué te resulta tan antipática?
he was staring intensely at meme miraba fija e intensamente
they argued the point intenselylo discutieron acaloradamente

intensely

[ɪnˈtɛnsli] adv [irritating, annoying] → souverainement; [moving] → profondément; [personal, private] → des plus
The fast-food business is intensely competitive → Le secteur de la restauration rapide fait l'objet d'une concurrence intense.
A man's relationship to God is an intensely private affair → La relation d'un homme à Dieu est une affaire des plus privées.

intensely

adv
(= extremely) cold, hot, disappointed, irritated, difficultäußerst; intensely flavouredintensiv gewürzt; an intensely competitive businesseine Branche mit äußerst scharfer Konkurrenz; I dislike it intenselyich kann es absolut nicht ausstehen
(= with strong emotion, hard) feel, live, stare, work, studyintensiv; he spoke so intensely that none could doubt his sincerityer sprach mit einer solchen Intensität, dass niemand an seiner Aufrichtigkeit zweifeln konnte

intensely

[ɪnˈtɛnslɪ] adv (difficult, hot, cold) → estremamente; (moved) → profondamente

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
References in classic literature ?
The day being intensely hot, and the sun shining in its strength, the Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under the Shadow of the Ass.
The future of phonetics rests probably with his pupils, who all swore by him; but nothing could bring the man himself into any sort of compliance with the university, to which he nevertheless clung by divine right in an intensely Oxonian way.
The rocks about me were of a harsh reddish colour, and all the trace of life that I could see at first was the intensely green vegetation that covered every projecting point on their south-eastern face.
Yet I cannot say that it was a passion of mine like Don Quixote, or the other books that I had loved intensely.
Of course it doesn't much matter to you, but to me it's so serious, so intensely serious.
At the end of three working years, two of which were spent in high school and the university and one spent at writing, and all three in studying immensely and intensely, I was publishing stories in magazines such as the "Atlantic Monthly," was correcting proofs of my first book (issued by Houghton, Mifflin Co.
Tennyson disliked external show, but he was always intensely loyal to the institutions of England, he felt that literature was being honored in his person, and he was willing to secure a position of honor for his son, who had long rendered him devoted service.
This last device produces an intensely brilliant far-reaching white light, but as the natural oil which it requires can only be obtained by mining in one of several widely separated and remote localities it is seldom used by these creatures whose only thought is for today, and whose hatred for manual labor has kept them in a semi-barbaric state for countless ages.
Then it was as if an invisible yet intensely heated finger were drawn through the heather between me and the Martians, and all along a curving line beyond the sand pits the dark ground smoked and crackled.
But, as a general thing, everything is intensely interesting; I don't mean only everything that this French lady tells me, but everything I see and hear for myself.
I go no further than a conviction that the living are sometimes seen where they are not, but have been--where they have lived so long, perhaps so intensely, as to have left their impress on everything about them.
Not so much from what her mother told her, as from the fact that it was Konstantin's brother, this pair suddenly seemed to Kitty intensely unpleasant.