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1. intense

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛns'] possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree.

Synonyms

  • violent
  • profound
  • strong
  • thick
  • trigger-happy
  • concentrated
  • deep
  • intensified
  • terrible
  • severe
  • terrific
  • blood-and-guts
  • utmost
  • aggravated
  • big
  • extreme
  • degree
  • intensive
  • wicked
  • smart
  • exquisite
  • uttermost
  • consuming
  • vehement
  • overwhelming
  • tearing
  • screaming
  • unabated
  • unrelenting
  • raging
  • main
  • keen
  • level
  • immoderate
  • brutal
  • bad
  • grade
  • cold
  • wild
  • intemperate

Antonyms

  • superficial
  • moderate
  • mild
  • bloodless

Etymology

  • intense (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • intensus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Intense

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  • nondefense
  • commonsense
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  • pretense
  • expense
  • dispense
  • condense
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  • defense
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  • commence
  • whence
  • spens
  • spence
  • offense
  • immense
  • ferenc
  • thence
  • sense
  • pense
  • pence
  • hense
  • hence
  • fence
  • dense
  • cents
  • bence

Example sentences of the word intense


1. Adjective
It may take an entire bottle of food coloring for an intense color.

Quotes containing the word intense


1. Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
- Bertrand Russell

2. You meet your soulmate, and you're like, 'Well, this is it. This is the feeling of falling in love, and it's the most intense it can ever be.' Then you have a child, and it's like - it's huge!
- Bryce Dallas Howard

3. Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
- Oscar Wilde

2. intense

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛns'] (of color) having the highest saturation.

Synonyms

  • pure
  • saturated

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • merciful
  • calm

Etymology

  • intense (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • intensus (Latin)

3. intense

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈtɛns'] extremely sharp or intense.

Synonyms

  • sharp

Antonyms

  • peaceful
  • amicable

Etymology

  • intense (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • intensus (Latin)
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