intense: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-tens'), [key]
— 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 strength, keenness, severity, or the like: an intense gale.
  4. having a characteristic quality in a high degree: The intense sunlight was blinding.
  5. strenuous or earnest, as activity, exertion, diligence, or thought: an intense life.
  6. exhibiting a high degree of some quality or action.
  7. having or showing great strength, strong feeling, or tension, as a person, the face, or language.
  8. susceptible to strong emotion; emotional: an intense person.
  9. (of color) very deep: intense red.
  10. dense (def. 4).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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