intense

  • 1 intense — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃s ] adj. • 1265, rare av. XVIIIe; bas lat. intensus ♦ Qui agit avec force, et par ext. Qui dépasse la mesure ordinaire. ⇒ extrême, 1. fort, grand, vif. Froid intense. Lumière intense. ⇒ 2. cru. Un bleu intense. ⇒ vif. Circulation intense.… …

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  • 2 Intense x — Intense X, formerly known as Intense AI or Intense Dialogues, is a 3D computer game plug in for the 3D Game Studio Engine.Intense X allows game designers with or without programming experience to create the games they want, using no programming… …

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  • 3 intense — intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite, violent are comparable when meaning extreme in degree, power, or effect. Al though several of them often are used interchangeably without clear distinction, they can be employed in ways that reveal many… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Intense — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 intense — [in tens′] adj. [ME < MFr < L intensus, pp. of intendere: see INTEND] 1. occurring or existing in a high degree; very strong; violent, extreme, sharp, vivid, etc. [an intense light] 2. strained to the utmost; strenuous; earnest; fervent;… …

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  • 6 intense — intense, intensive In the broad meaning ‘existing in a high degree, extreme’ as applied to feelings and qualities, intense is the word to use. (It also applies to people, in the sense ‘apt to feel strong emotion’.) Intensive, which used to share… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 intense — I adjective acer, acute, ardens, ardent, close, concentrated, deep, diligent, dynamic, earnest, emotional, energetic, extreme, fervent, fierce, fiery, flaming, heightened, high pressure, impassioned, intensified, intent, intentus, keen,… …

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  • 8 intense — (adj.) c.1400, from M.Fr. intense (13c.), from L. intensus stretched, strained, tight, originally pp. of intendere to stretch out, strain (see INTEND (Cf. intend)); thus, literally, high strung. Related: Intensely …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 intense — фр. [энта/нс] intensivo ит. [интэнси/во] intenso [интэнсо] интенсивный, напряженный …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 10 intense — [adj] forceful, severe; passionate acute, agonizing, all consuming, ardent, biting, bitter, burning, close, concentrated, consuming, cutting, deep, diligent, eager, earnest, energetic, exaggerated, exceptional, excessive, exquisite, extraordinary …

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  • 11 intense — ► ADJECTIVE (intenser, intensest) 1) of extreme force, degree, or strength. 2) extremely earnest or serious. DERIVATIVES intensely adverb intenseness noun. ORIGIN Latin intensus stretched tightly, strained , from int …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 intense — [[t]ɪnte̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Intense is used to describe something that is very great or extreme in strength or degree. He was sweating from the intense heat... Suddenly the room filled with intense light... Stevens s murder was the result… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 intense — 01. Firefighters had difficulty approaching the burning building due to the [intense] heat. 02. Ophelia was [intensely] studying her math notes when I got home. 03. The [intensity] of the attack was much greater than expected. 04. Following… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 intense — in|tense W3 [ınˈtens] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin intensus, a past participle of intendere; INTEND] 1.) having a very strong effect or felt very strongly ▪ Young people today are under intense pressure to succeed. ▪ the intense… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 intense — in|tense [ ın tens ] adjective ** 1. ) very great or extreme: He s been under intense pressure. The pain was intense. an intense, vibrant red intense heat/cold/sunlight: Festivities began in the intense heat of the midday sun. 2. ) involving or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 intense */*/ — UK [ɪnˈtens] / US adjective 1) very great or extreme The pain was intense. He s been under intense pressure. an intense, vibrant red intense heat/cold/sunlight: Festivities began in the intense heat of the midday sun. 2) involving or done with a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 intense — intensely, adv. intenseness, n. /in tens /, adj. 1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree: intense heat. 2. acute, strong, or vehement, as sensations, feelings, or emotions: intense anger. 3. of an extreme kind; very great, as in… …

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  • 18 intense — adjective a) Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought. b) Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; …

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  • 19 intense — adjective 1) intense heat Syn: extreme, great, acute, fierce, severe, high; exceptional, extraordinary; harsh, strong, powerful, potent, overpowering, vigorous; informal serious Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 intense — /ɪnˈtɛns / (say in tens) adjective 1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree: intense heat. 2. acute, strong, or vehement, as sensations, feelings, or emotions: intense anxiety. 3. of an extreme kind; very great, strong, keen, severe,… …

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