. adj. des deux genres
T. didactique. Grand, fort, vif. Une chaleur intense. Un froid intense. Une maladie intense. Le son devient plus intense.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • intense — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃s ] adj. • 1265, rare av. XVIIIe; bas lat. intensus ♦ Qui agit avec force, et par ext. Qui dépasse la mesure ordinaire. ⇒ extrême, 1. fort, grand, vif. Froid intense. Lumière intense. ⇒ 2. cru. Un bleu intense. ⇒ vif. Circulation intense.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intense — intense, vehement, fierce, exquisite, violent are comparable when meaning extreme in degree, power, or effect. Al though several of them often are used interchangeably without clear distinction, they can be employed in ways that reveal many… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Intense — In*tense , a. [L. intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. F. intense. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intent}, and cf. {Intent}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intense — [in tens′] adj. [ME < MFr < L intensus, pp. of intendere: see INTEND] 1. occurring or existing in a high degree; very strong; violent, extreme, sharp, vivid, etc. [an intense light] 2. strained to the utmost; strenuous; earnest; fervent;… …   English World dictionary

  • intense — intense, intensive In the broad meaning ‘existing in a high degree, extreme’ as applied to feelings and qualities, intense is the word to use. (It also applies to people, in the sense ‘apt to feel strong emotion’.) Intensive, which used to share… …   Modern English usage

  • intense — I adjective acer, acute, ardens, ardent, close, concentrated, deep, diligent, dynamic, earnest, emotional, energetic, extreme, fervent, fierce, fiery, flaming, heightened, high pressure, impassioned, intensified, intent, intentus, keen,… …   Law dictionary

  • intense — (adj.) c.1400, from M.Fr. intense (13c.), from L. intensus stretched, strained, tight, originally pp. of intendere to stretch out, strain (see INTEND (Cf. intend)); thus, literally, high strung. Related: Intensely …   Etymology dictionary

  • intense — фр. [энта/нс] intensivo ит. [интэнси/во] intenso [интэнсо] интенсивный, напряженный …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • intense — [adj] forceful, severe; passionate acute, agonizing, all consuming, ardent, biting, bitter, burning, close, concentrated, consuming, cutting, deep, diligent, eager, earnest, energetic, exaggerated, exceptional, excessive, exquisite, extraordinary …   New thesaurus

  • intense — ► ADJECTIVE (intenser, intensest) 1) of extreme force, degree, or strength. 2) extremely earnest or serious. DERIVATIVES intensely adverb intenseness noun. ORIGIN Latin intensus stretched tightly, strained , from int …   English terms dictionary

  • intense — [[t]ɪnte̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Intense is used to describe something that is very great or extreme in strength or degree. He was sweating from the intense heat... Suddenly the room filled with intense light... Stevens s murder was the result… …   English dictionary

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