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intense
American English: /ɪnˈtɛns/
British English: /ɪnˈtɛns/

Translation of intense in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (great)
    (pain/cold/activity)
    intenso
    (gratitude)
    profundo
    an intense blue/green
    un azul/verde intenso or vivo
    to my intense relief
    para mi gran alivio
    Example sentences
    • For weeks, the Syrians have been uprooting their troops and tanks, forced to withdraw under intense international and Lebanese pressure.
    • The public service and the defence force, under intense practical and political pressure, are players in what has become a compelling political thriller.
    • Under intense pressure it was forced to yield him.
    Example sentences
    • Well, again, the type of very vigorous, very intense activity generally is a matter of months after surgery like this.
    • Dutch researchers said recently that regular moderate exercise can burn energy and help shed those extra pounds or kilos more than short infrequent bursts of intense activity.
    • The announcement, made by junior agriculture minister Baroness Hayman in the House of Lords, followed a day of intense activity after the disease was confirmed at an Essex abattoir.
  • 2 2.1 (earnest) she's terribly intense
    se lo toma todo tan en serio
    Example sentences
    • He was a very earnest and intense young man, whose character was in keeping with his guitar playing.
    • On the one hand he's very enthusiastic and intense and can be serious, but he's also such a laugh, and so expressive that he wins you over.
    • No, I was not always so disciplined or serious, intense or passionate, but now I am.
    2.2 (emotionally taxing) (US)
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