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English adjective: intense

1. intense possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree


SamplesIntense heat.
Intense anxiety.
Intense desire.
Intense emotion.
The skunk's intense acrid odor.
Intense pain.
Enemy fire was intense.


Similaraggravated, bad, big, blood-and-guts, brutal, cold, concentrated, consuming, deep, deep, exquisite, extreme, fierce, intensified, intensive, keen, main, overwhelming, profound, raging, screaming, severe, smart, strong, tearing, terrible, terrific, thick, trigger-happy, unabated, unrelenting, utmost, uttermost, vehement, violent, violent, wicked, wild


See alsoimmoderate, intemperate, profound


Attributedegree, grade, level


Antonymsmild

2. intense extremely sharp or intense


SamplesAcute pain.
Felt acute annoyance.
Intense itching and burning.


Synonymsacute


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull

3. intense (of color) having the highest saturation


SamplesVivid green.
Intense blue.


Synonymsvivid


Similarpure, saturated


Antonymsunsaturated









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