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intense

adjective uk   us   /ɪnˈtens/
C1 extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong: intense cold/heat/hatred an intense flavour/colour He suddenly felt an intense pain in his back.C2 Intense people are very serious, and usually have strong emotions or opinions: an intense young man
intensely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
C2 His strongest criticism is reserved for his father, whom he disliked intensely.
Translations of “intense”
in Arabic شَديد…
in Korean 극심한…
in Malaysian terlalu…
in French intense…
in Turkish şiddetli, yoğun, çok ciddi…
in Italian intenso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強烈的,極度的, 認真的, 熱切的…
in Russian интенсивный, очень сильный, серьезный…
in Polish intensywny, głęboki, poważny…
in Vietnamese cực kỳ…
in Spanish intenso…
in Portuguese intenso…
in Thai แรงกล้า…
in German heftig…
in Catalan intens…
in Japanese 激しい…
in Indonesian sangat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强烈的,极度的, 认真的, 热切的…
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