ETYM Greek, powerful, from dunamis power; cf. Latin durus hard, Eng. dure: cf. French dynamique.
1. Characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; SYN. dynamical.
2. (Physics) Of or relating to dynamics.
1. Of comparatively great physical weight or density
2. Unusually great in degree or quantity or number
3. Of great intensity or power or force
4. Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
5. Marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
6. Full of; bearing great weight; SYN. weighed down.
7. Slow and laborious because of weight; SYN. lumbering, ponderous.
8. Having or suggesting a viscous consistency
9. Lacking lightness or liveliness; SYN. leaden.
10. Requiring or showing effort; SYN. labored, laboured.
11. Made of fabric having considerable thickness
12. Of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment
13. Sharply inclined
14. Wide from side to side; SYN. thick.
15. Full and loud and deep; SYN. sonorous.
16. Darkened by clouds; SYN. lowering, sullen, threatening.
17. (Physics, chemistry) Being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
18. (Of sleep) Deep and complete; SYN. profound, sound, wakeless.
19. (Of an actor or role) Being or playing the villain
ETYM Latin intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. French intense. Related to Intend, Intent, Intent.
1. In an extreme degree.
2. (Of color) Having the highest saturation; SYN. vivid.
ETYM Cf. French intensif. Related to Intense.
1. Characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form.
2. Of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor.
3. Tending to give force or emphasis.
ETYM Latin prodigiosus, from prodigium a prodigy; cf. French prodigieux. Related to Prodigy.
1. Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very great; vast; huge; immense.
2. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful; portentous.
ETYM French, from Latin violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Greek my- a muscle, strength.
1. Effected by force or injury rather than natural causes.
2. Acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity.
3. (Of colors or sounds) Intensely vivid or loud; SYN. wild.