Meaning

Primary

Intense

Alternatives

Violent, Fierce

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

This is a single kanji with an on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of fierce and violent? Fierce and violent! That's intense.

Reading

はげしい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

What is fierce and violent? That old hag (はげ). Imagine her coming at you attacking you violently!

Context

Context Sentences

時々、夜になると激しい不安を感じるの。

Sometimes at night I feel an intense anxiety.

コウイチのダンスはいつも激しいです。

Koichi's dancing is always intense.

Kanji Composition