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adjective intense pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈtens/
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  1. 1
    very great or extreme
    The pain was intense.
    He’s been under intense pressure.
    an intense, vibrant red
    intense heat/cold/sunlight: Festivities began in the intense heat of the midday sun.
  2. 2
    involving or done with a lot of effort, energy, attention etc
    an intense stare
    This type of work requires intense concentration.
  3. 3
    feeling and showing emotions in a very strong way
    Some people find her hard to get along with because she’s so intense.
    an intense person/personality/nature

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He seemed to dislike me intensely.
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