- Strained; tightly drawn.
- Strict, very close or earnest.
- intense study; intense thought
- Extreme in degree; excessive.
- Extreme in size or strength.
- 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28:
- Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. The early, intense onset of the monsoon on June 14th swelled rivers, washing away roads, bridges, hotels and even whole villages.
- Stressful and tiring.
- Very severe.
- Very emotional or passionate.
- The artist was a small, intense man with piercing blue eyes.
strained; tightly drawn
extreme in degree
- intense in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- intense in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- intense at OneLook Dictionary Search
intense (plural intenses)
- “intense” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).