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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intense(adj)

    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"

    vivid, acute

    moderate, unsaturated, soft, mild, gentle, temperate, dull, mild-mannered

  2. acute, intense(adj)

    extremely sharp or intense

    "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"

    keen, penetrating, vivid, piercing, knifelike, incisive, penetrative, sharp, needlelike, acute, acuate, discriminating

    dull, mild, unsaturated, soft, gentle, mild-mannered, moderate, temperate

  3. intense, vivid(adj)

    (of color) having the highest saturation

    "vivid green"; "intense blue"

    graphic, acute, pictorial, bright, lifelike, brilliant, vivid

    mild, mild-mannered, moderate, unsaturated, dull, soft, temperate, gentle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intense

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intent, keen, longing, vehement, yearning, zealous

    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intense(a.)

    close, strict, intent, severe, strained, stretched

  2. intense(a.)

    excessive, extreme, very great

  3. intense(a.)

    forcible, energetic, vigorous, powerful

  4. intense(a.)

    ardent, vehement, earnest

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intense(a)

    extreme, excruciating

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  1. Priya Soni:

    There is no other respiratory virus that we know, that affects adults so much more severely than infants, for example, when a child gets a viral infection there are usually more intense symptoms, accompanied by high fevers. In the case of COVID- 19, its the adults who are getting the high fevers, having severe complications and even dying.

  2. Andy Murray:

    I'm a bit stiff just now. Just normal stuff that you would get after maybe playing on a grasscourt for the first time in a while, the longest I have practiced in the last year has been an hour and a half. I was on the court for significantly longer than that in a more intense environment. So, you know, I'm feeling decent, considering that.

  3. Laurent Chapon:

    The idea is essentially like a CT scanner where you would take an image of a person, a three-dimensional image of a person and you can slice through it to see the different organs, we... shine very intense light through (the scroll) and then detect on the other side a number of two-dimensional images. From that we reconstruct a three-dimensional volume of the object... to actually read the text in a non-destructive manner.

  4. James Dean:

    I’m a serious-minded and intense little devil, terribly gauche and so tense I don’t see how people stay in the same room with me. I know I wouldn’t tolerate myself.

  5. Jill Ellis:

    That was the most intense match I have ever been a part of.

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