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Definitions of "keen"

  • Having a fine, sharp cutting edge or point. adjective
  • Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. See Synonyms at sharp. adjective
  • Acutely sensitive: a keen ear. adjective
  • Sharp; vivid; strong: "His entire body hungered for keen sensation, something exciting” ( Richard Wright). adjective
  • Intense; piercing: a keen wind. adjective
  • Pungent; acrid: A keen smell of skunk was left behind. adjective
  • Ardent; enthusiastic: a keen chess player. adjective
  • Eagerly desirous: keen on going to Europe in the spring. adjective
  • Slang Great; splendid; fine: What a keen day! adjective
  • A loud, wailing lament for the dead. noun
  • To wail in lamentation, especially for the dead. See Synonyms at cry. verb-intransitive
  • showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense. adjective
  • vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite. adjective
  • sharp; having a fine edge or point. adjective
  • acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness. adjective
  • bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm. adjective
  • piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen. adjective
  • Enthusiastic adjective
  • Marvelous. adjective

The word "keen" in example sentences

At the same time she had not keen, she had only absorbing feelings of her rights; there was nothing _keen_ in lady Ann; neither sense nor desire, neither hope nor fear, neither joy nor sorrow, neither love nor hate.. [There & Back]

Japan's prime minister is expressing what he calls keen remorse and heartfelt apologies for his country's role in World War II.. [CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2005]

It was still raining in torrents after lunch, and Thomas, who is not what I call keen about golf, preferred to remain before the fire.. [Happy Days]

Thomas, who is not what I call keen about golf, preferred to remain before the fire.. [The Holiday Round]

"They've got what they call a keen sense of humour, you know.". [West Wind Drift]

We remain keen to support the successful introduction of HD services on the DTT platform and are willing to consider a further round of consultation on the licence amendment if you could provide more information and evidence in the following three areas:. [BBC's outrageous plan to put DRM on TV broadcasts shot down in flames -- thanks to you! - Boing Boing]

My first surprise was to find him described as a keen, all-round sportsman.. [My dad, the silent film star]

The party in keen to get Lib Dems blogging but it takes courage.. [BritBlog Roundup]

So keen is it to draw a parallel between the two periods that it shows a black-and-white photograph of a US tank in Saigon, artfully juxtaposed with a contemporary picture of an American tank in Baghdad.. [They can't help it]

I have a certain keen sense of liberation, these days.. [The State of Canadian Capitalism: A Political View]

In fact it may surprise you to know that Underwriters at Lloyd's are in keen competition with one another.. [Lloyd's Of London]

His penetrating intuition was so clear and true and his grasp of the problem so keen from the start that none of his original ideas had to be revised.. [Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1953 - Presentation Speech]

His complexion was Italian; [28] his expression keen; his nose long, prominent; his mouth small, fine cut, and mobile; his eyes hazel, and penetrative; his skull a model for the sculptor.. [Albert Gallatin American Statesmen Series, Vol. XIII]

I know well how keen is Toronto's interest in Imperial questions.. [Imperial Co-operation]

Finally resuming the chair at my desk I feel in keen sympathy with my fellow-creatures, for I seem to see clearly again that all are akin.. [American Indian Stories]

To and fro, up and down over the ruined bank I passed; the wind blew cool and keen from the west, though the sky was smiling.. [An Island Garden]

Keen on Social Media

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ainsleystuff
Ainsleystuff
2019-03-17

@KhaledBeydoun: I don’t know the terrorist’s name. Nor do I care to know it. Im keen on knowing the names, remembering the stories and…

PaulBrown_UK
PaulBrown_UK
2019-03-17

@UK_detroitlions Im hosting a Mock Draft in central London 22/04, Where every Front Office will be run by their UK…

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135johanna135
2019-03-17

@KhaledBeydoun: I don’t know the terrorist’s name. Nor do I care to know it. Im keen on knowing the names, remembering the stories and…

EmilyEyebrow
EmilyEyebrow
2019-03-17

@KhaledBeydoun: I don’t know the terrorist’s name. Nor do I care to know it. Im keen on knowing the names, remembering the stories and…

SHOPATZARA
SHOPATZARA
2019-03-17

@AMIRANIUM peachy keen, just thinking about life...

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