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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intense mean? 

INTENSE (adjective)
  The adjective INTENSE has 3 senses:

1. in an extreme degree
2. extremely sharp or intense
3. (of color) having the highest saturation

  Familiarity information: INTENSE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

INTENSE (adjective)

Sense 1intense [BACK TO TOP]


In an extreme degree

Context examples:

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


main (of force; of the greatest possible intensity)

profound (of the greatest intensity; complete)

raging (very severe)

screaming (so extremely intense as to evoke screams)

severe; terrible; wicked (intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality)

smart (painfully severe)

strong (not faint or feeble)

terrific (very great or intense)

deep; thick ((of darkness) very intense)

unabated (continuing at full strength or intensity)

violent; wild ((of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud)

intensive (characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form)

intensified (made more intense)

aggravated (made more severe or intense especially in law)

bad; big (very intense)

blood-and-guts (marked by great zeal or violence)

cold (so intense as to be almost uncontrollable)

concentrated (intensely focused)

consuming; overwhelming (very intense)

deep (extreme)

exquisite; keen (intense or sharp)

extreme; utmost; uttermost (of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity)

fierce; tearing; trigger-happy; vehement; violent (marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid)


immoderate (not within reasonable limits)

profound (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of your being)

intemperate (excessive in behavior)


degree; grade; level (a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality)


mild (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme)

Sense 2intense [BACK TO TOP]


Extremely sharp or intense


acute; intense

Context examples:

acute pain / felt acute annoyance / intense itching and burning


sharp (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point)

Sense 3intense [BACK TO TOP]


(of color) having the highest saturation


intense; vivid

Context examples:

vivid green / intense blue


pure; saturated ((of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black)

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