[ in-tens-lee ]
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  1. to a high or extreme degree: Many ingredients are rolled into this intensely flavorful and very versatile curry paste.

  2. (said in reference to emotions or feelings) acutely, strongly, or vehemently: We should all be intensely angry about what is happening, and should do something besides just sitting at our computers absorbing information.I disliked the book intensely.

  1. earnestly or strenuously; in a highly engaged or involved way: The first time I watched the documentary, all I saw was these four people talking intensely about their music.

Origin of intensely


Other words from intensely

  • hy·per·in·tense·ly, adverb
  • o·ver·in·tense·ly, adverb
  • su·per·in·tense·ly, adverb

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