intense Definition

  • 1having a very strong effect or felt very strongly
  • 2showing great concentration or determination
  • 3extreme or very severe

Using intense: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "intense" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The intense heat made it difficult to breathe.

  • Example

    She has an intense personality and is always focused on her goals.

  • Example

    The storm caused intense damage to the city.

intense Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for intense

Phrases with intense

  • a strong emotion that is felt deeply


    She experienced intense feelings of joy when she saw her newborn baby.

  • a physical exercise that requires a lot of effort and energy


    He does an intense workout every morning to stay in shape.

  • a situation where people or organizations are competing against each other with great effort and determination


    The two companies were in intense competition for the same market share.


Summary: intense in Brief

The term 'intense' [ɪnˈtɛns] refers to something that has a strong effect, is highly concentrated, or is extreme. It can describe emotions, physical sensations, or situations, such as 'The intense heat made it difficult to breathe.' 'Intense' can also be used to describe someone who is highly focused or determined, as in 'She has an intense personality and is always focused on her goals.'

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