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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. Katharine Hayhoe:

    The hotter it gets, the stronger the ridge, so while climate change may not be responsible for the ridge forming, it can make it last longer and be stronger than it would be otherwise, which makes the drought more intense and longer.

  2. Robert Pattinson:

    Its lovely now that the mania is not so intense, people come up (to me) and just have very fond memories of it. Its a really sweet thing. I think the only scary part was right in the thick of it all, when it was very, very intense. Now the intensity has died down and its just very warm memories.

  3. Carlos Cisneros:

    I'm a little worried, the rain is intense and the wind picks up at times for about five minutes, then subsides. It comes and goes.

  4. Brad Burge:

    Our hypothesis is that something is happening with MDMA that makes psychotherapy easier, so with a lower dose of MDMA in the active placebo, it might fool the subject or the therapist. And by giving people the option of following up with another half dose, it just extends the window for therapy rather than making it more intense.

  5. Giancarlo Stanton:

    That was intense, i wouldn’t want to be on the other side of that. They brought something heavy.

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