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1The quality of being intense.‘the pain grew in intensity’in singular ‘there's an intensity in his eyes that's downright scary’
strength, power, powerfulness, potency, vigour, force, forcefulnesspassion, ardour, fervour, fervency, zeal, vehemence, fire, heat, fever, emotion, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm, excitement, animation, spirit, vigour, earnestness, strength, energyView synonyms
- ‘Each of the songs on Layla is charged with emotional intensity and passion.’
- ‘The key to ideological commitment is emotional intensity, not rational thought.’
- ‘She did not give him a chance to speak as she continued to talk, growing in intensity as she did.’
- ‘The images were accompanied by a rising noise that grew in volume and intensity as the piece continued.’
- ‘It's pretty cool how they make this rising intensity of emotion with just guitars.’
- ‘This has been going on for a week or so now, growing in intensity, and I reckon it'll reach a peak tomorrow or the day after.’
- ‘Her intensity and passion for her work is matched in the diversity of roles she has played over her four decades in theatre.’
- ‘They described the period as one of high emotional and political intensity.’
- ‘The chorus of complaints about the FSA is growing in volume and intensity.’
- ‘The eyes convey a dark emotion of chilling intensity: resentment, perhaps?’
- ‘Warren can do stillness, tension, passion, intensity and sentimentality.’
- ‘They played with huge intensity and the quality of their tackling and blocking reflected the increase in work rate.’
- ‘This work of intensity and passion becomes a transfixing meditation on trust and intimacy.’
- ‘The fireballs grow in intensity until the sky is a curtain of drizzling flame bursts.’
- ‘The dispute continued to grow in intensity with each taking every opportunity to attack the other's views.’
- ‘They were a joy to watch, though they seem to have hated each other with passionate intensity.’
- ‘It was a warm tickling sensation at first, which grew in intensity about a hundred fold.’
- ‘It's the sort of energy that imbues art with urgency, passion and intensity.’
- ‘There's an unpredictability to his defensive play which goes well with his passion and intensity.’
- ‘Anyone who has lived there understands that New Yorkers feel their city with unique emotional intensity.’
2The measurable amount of a property, such as force, brightness, or a magnetic field.‘hydrothermal processes of low intensity’count noun ‘different light intensities’
strength, power, powerfulness, potency, vigour, force, forcefulnessView synonyms
- ‘They grow well under relatively low light intensities and are good plants to grow under fluorescent lights.’
- ‘Note that the spectral intensities have been normalized relative to sample weight.’
- ‘Absolute values of crosspeak intensities were used to simplify effects of antiphase components.’
- ‘For that purpose laser light at very high intensities irradiates the skin to destroy the tattoo pigments.’
- ‘Also, intensities increase across all wavelengths as temperature increases.’
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