Definition of “intense” - English Dictionary

“intense” in British English

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uk /ɪnˈtens/ us /ɪnˈtens/
adverb uk /ɪnˈ us /ɪnˈ


His strongest criticism is reserved for his father, whom he disliked intensely.

(Definition of “intense” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“intense” in American English

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us /ɪnˈtens/


intense heat/cold
a look of intense joy

Intense work or thought requires a lot of effort:

an intense 13-week course

A person who is intense is very forceful and has strong emotions and opinions:

He was young and intense, and silly, too.

(Definition of “intense” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)