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Definition 1: a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • `up' in `finished up' is an intensifier
  • `honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier

Synonyms for intensive in the sense of this definition

(intensive is a kind of ...) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) to a very great extent or degree

"the idea is so obvious" "never been so happy" "I love you so" "my head aches so!"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) to so extreme a degree

"he is such a baby" "Such rich people!"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"it was positively monumental"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used as an intensifier) extremely well

"her voice is superbly disciplined" "the colors changed wondrously slowly"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (intensifier for adjectives) very

"she was ever so friendly"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used for emphasis) absolutely

"I just can't take it anymore" "he was just grand as Romeo" "it's simply beautiful!"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

"honestly, I don't believe it" "candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience" "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"you are goddamn right!"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"infernally clever" "hellishly dangerous"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) very

"a most welcome relief"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration

"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (informal) absolute

"she is a living doll" "scared the living daylights out of them" "beat the living hell out of him"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensive) every

"every last one of you"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully

"a book well worth reading" "was well aware of the difficulties ahead" "suspected only too well what might be going on"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"you are bloody right" "Why are you so all-fired aggressive?"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

"the baby is mighty cute" "he's mighty tired" "it is powerful humid" "that boy is powerful big now" "they have a right nice place" "they rejoiced mightily"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)

"in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire" "really, you shouldn't have done it" "a truly awful book"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) (used as intensives) extremely

"she was madly in love" "deadly dull" "deadly earnest" "deucedly clever" "insanely jealous"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) thoroughgoing

"he is outright dishonest"

(intensive is the usage domain for ...) extremely

"there is precious little time left"

Definition 2: of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • intensive agriculture
  • intensive conditions

Definition 3: tending to give force or emphasis - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • an intensive adverb

Definition 4: characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

(intensive is similar to ...) 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"

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