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Definition 1: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where intense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • intense heat
  • intense anxiety
  • intense desire
  • intense emotion
  • the skunk's intense acrid odor
  • intense pain
  • enemy fire was intense

(intense is similar to ...) so intense as to be almost touched or felt

"there was a palpable sense of joy in the air"

(intense is similar to ...) of force; of the greatest possible intensity

"by main strength"

(intense is similar to ...) of the greatest intensity; complete

"a profound silence" "a state of profound shock"

(intense is similar to ...) very severe

"a raging thirst" "a raging toothache"

(intense is similar to ...) so extremely intense as to evoke screams

"in screaming agony" "a screaming rage"

(intense is similar to ...) intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

"severe pain" "a severe case of flu" "a terrible cough" "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns" "a wicked cough"

(intense is similar to ...) (used as complement) to the utmost degree

"he was scared witless" "the students were bored shitless"

(intense is similar to ...) painfully severe

"he gave the dog a smart blow"

(intense is similar to ...) not faint or feeble

"a strong odor of burning rubber"

(intense is similar to ...) very great or intense

"a terrific noise" "a terrific thunderstorm storm" "fought a terrific battle"

(intense is similar to ...) (of darkness) densely dark

"thick night" "thick darkness" "a face in deep shadow" "deep night"

(intense is similar to ...) continuing at full strength or intensity

"the winds are unabated" "the popularity of his books among young people continued unabated"

(intense is similar to ...) characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form

"the questioning was intensive" "intensive care" "research-intensive" "a labor-intensive industry"

(intense is similar to ...) made more intense

"the intensified scrutiny of the candidate's background"

(intense is similar to ...) made more severe or intense especially in law

"aggravated assault"

(intense is similar to ...) very intense

"a bad headache" "in a big rage" "had a big (or bad) shock" "a bad earthquake" "a bad storm"

(intense is similar to ...) marked by great zeal or violence

"real blood-and-guts fiction" "blood-and-guts football"

(intense is similar to ...) punishingly harsh

"the brutal summer sun" "a brutal winter"

(intense is similar to ...) so intense as to be almost uncontrollable

"cold fury gripped him"

(intense is similar to ...) intensely focused

"her concentrated passion held them at bay"

(intense is similar to ...) very strong; urgently felt

"politics is his consuming passion" "overwhelming joy"

(intense is similar to ...) intense or extreme

"in deep trouble" "deep happiness"

(intense is similar to ...) intense or sharp

"suffered exquisite pain" "felt exquisite pleasure"

(intense is similar to ...) of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity

"extreme cold" "extreme caution" "extreme pleasure" "utmost contempt" "to the utmost degree" "in the uttermost distress"

(intense is similar to ...) marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

"fierce loyalty" "in a tearing rage" "vehement dislike" "violent passions"

(intense is similar to ...) (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

"a violent clash of colors" "her dress was a violent red" "a violent noise" "wild colors" "wild shouts"

(means also ...) showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth

"the differences are profound" "a profound insight" "a profound book" "a profound mind" "profound contempt" "profound regret"

(means also ...) beyond reasonable limits

"immoderate laughter" "immoderate spending"

(means also ...) excessive in behavior

"intemperate rage"

(... are attributes of intense) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 2: (of color) having the highest saturation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vivid green
  • intense blue

Synonyms for intense in the sense of this definition

(intense is similar to ...) (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

Definition 3: extremely sharp or severe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where intense or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acute pain
  • felt acute annoyance
  • intense itching and burning

Synonyms for intense in the sense of this definition

(intense is similar to ...) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

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