Definition of "intense" []

  • Possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to an extreme degree: the intense sun of the tropics. (adjective)
  • Extreme in degree, strength, or size: intense heat. (adjective)
  • Involving or showing strain or extreme effort: intense concentration. (adjective)
  • Deeply felt; profound: intense emotion. (adjective)
  • Tending to feel deeply: an intense writer. (adjective)
  • Of extreme force, strength, degree, or amount (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by deep or forceful feelings (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "intense" in a sentence
  • "Gamers experience "urgent optimism," which she describes as the intense desire to achieve something combined with the unwavering belief that anything is possible."
  • "She leads viewers so far then abandons them to wander and wonder in areas of what she calls "intense unknowability"."
  • "They traveled to the DRC last month and are trying to draw attention to what they call the intense suffering of the Congolese people."