Definition of intense :
1. Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: ( a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. ( b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. ( c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. ( d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. ( e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.
2. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.
lifelike, uttermost, desperate, desirous, needlelike, intensive, burning, discriminating, unabated, pure, heavy, cold, hot, screaming, concentrated, knifelike, intensified, thick, piercing, ardent, terrible, bad, penetrative, wicked, utmost, acuate, glowing, yearning, overwhelming, pressure-cooker, big, graphic, main, longing, bright, aggravated, fervent, saturated, anxious, tearing, animated, consuming, trigger-happy, exquisite, blood-and-guts, impetuous, incisive, enthusiastic, surface, crash, terrific, strong, intent, impatient, pictorial, penetrating, eager, profound, deep, zealous, importunate
extreme (part of speech: adjective)
intensified (part of speech: verb)
forceful, powerful, high-pitched, all-consuming, extraordinary, impassioned, emotional, hard, fervid, high-strung, serious, great, stinging, pungent, bitter, marked, full, passionate, biting, supreme, strenuous, shrill, undue, heightened, exaggerated, diligent, exceptional, strained
colorful (part of speech: adjective)
serious (part of speech: adjective)
violent (part of speech: adjective)
severe (part of speech: adjective)
demanding, rigid, austere, fundamental, gruff, rigorous, brusque, dry, uncompromising, precise, curt, piquant, correct, brisk, chilly, obstinate, icy, stiff-necked, bleak, obdurate, disciplined, cutting, spare, stringent, hidebound, blunt, caustic, censorious, lean, cool, tart, exacting, basic, acute, sharp, ascetic, acerbic, imperial, raw, astringent, prudish, meticulous, severe, frosty, Spartan, Draconian, harsh, acrimonious, unbending, intolerant, puritanical, oppressive, keen, critical, authoritarian, short, abrupt, strict, stern, relentless, stark, inflexible, crisp, grim, strait-laced, dour
- At the same time the slightest pressure of the affected parts gives rise to the most intense pain. - "The Electric Bath", George M. Schweig.
- She was growing so intense again. - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
- And now this note of intense personal and family pride, under which Mrs. Boyce's voice had for the first time quivered a little! - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.