• IPA: /ɪnˈtɛns/

intense (comparative intenser, superlative intensest)

  1. Strained; tightly drawn.
  2. Strict, very close or earnest.
    intense study;  intense thought
  3. Extreme in degree; excessive.
  4. Extreme in size or strength.
  5. Stressful and tiring.
  6. Very severe.
  7. Very emotional or passionate.
    The artist was a small, intense man with piercing blue eyes.
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