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    Smile intensely and intensively

    Does Anyone know the difference between those two?

    I was thinking that intensively was more objective and that intensely meant "having to do with emotions".

    So, in a sentence like " we are intensely relaxed about people getting poorer and poorer", does the intensely mean "emotionally"? In this context, intensively would then mean extremely, or am I mistaken? =)

    Thank you in advance =)

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    Re: intensely and intensively

    Quote Originally Posted by startrip View Post
    Does Anyone know the difference between those two?

    I was thinking that intensively was more objective and that intensely meant "having to do with emotions".

    So, in a sentence like " we are intensely relaxed about people getting poorer and poorer", does the intensely mean "emotionally"? In this context, intensively would then mean extremely, or am I mistaken? =)

    Thank you in advance =)
    I would say that intensly means extremely in this context.

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    Re: intensely and intensively

    Intensely relaxed?



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    Re: intensely and intensively

    hm, from the context I would say "extremely" as well, but my dictionary said that intensely has something to do with one's emotional state....

    so if you had to substitute intensely here with a synonym , you'd go for extremely as well?

    @RonBee: yeah, intensely relaxed

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    Re: intensely and intensively

    Quote Originally Posted by startrip View Post
    hm, from the context I would say "extremely" as well, but my dictionary said that intensely has something to do with one's emotional state....
    Can you give an example when it is the case?

    so if you had to substitute intensely here with a synonym , you'd go for extremely as well? Yes, I would.

    @RonBee: yeah, intensely relaxed
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    Re: intensely and intensively

    yeah, of course: intense pleasure (intense functioning as the adjective here, of course).

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    Re: intensely and intensively

    intense pleasure
    intensely pleasuable
    intensely relaxed



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    Re: intensely and intensively

    the problem is that the newspaper article I was given contains "intensely relaxed". It's a quotation of a statement by an English official

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    Re: intensely and intensively

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    intensely relaxed in that context, right?
    In other, it is ok, isn't it?

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    Re: intensely and intensively

    Quote Originally Posted by startrip View Post
    the problem is that the newspaper article I was given contains "intensely relaxed". It's a quotation of a statement by an English official
    He must have used it in a figurative sense meaning that they do not care at all.

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