- 1very great; very strong synonym extreme intense heat/cold/pain The President is under intense pressure to resign. the intense blue of her eyes intense interest/pleasure/desire/anger
- 2serious and often involving a lot of action in a short period of time intense competition It was a period of intense activity.
- 3(of a person) having or showing very strong feelings, opinions, or thoughts about someone or something an intense look He's very intense about everything. compare intensive
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adverb She disliked him intensely.