With zealous fervor; excited, motivated.
"an enthusiastic lover of art"
Often with a infinitive: showing a quick and ardent responsiveness or willingness; eager, enthusiastic, interested.
"I’m keen about computers."
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"He is keen for help."
"She’s keen to learn another language."
"“Do you want to go on holiday with me?” / “Yes, I’m keen.”"
Fierce, intense, vehement.
"This boy has a keen appetite."
Having a fine edge or point; sharp.
Acute of mind, having or expressing penetrating, sharp.
Acrimonious, bitter, piercing.
"keen satire or sarcasm"
Of cold, wind, etc.: cutting, penetrating, piercing, sharp.
"a keen wind"
"the cold is very keen"
Extremely low as to be competitive.
"I just got this peachy keen new dress."
Brave, courageous; audacious, bold.
To make cold, to sharpen.
To utter a keen.
To utter with a voice or cry.
A prolonged wail for a deceased person.
having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm
"a keen gardener"
"John was keen to help"
interested in or attracted by (someone or something)
"Bob makes it obvious he's keen on her"
(of a sense) highly developed
"I have keen eyesight"
having or showing great perception or insight
"a keen understanding of animal psychology"
"her keen intellect"
(of the edge or point of a blade) sharp
"the keen blade went through the weeds"
(of the air or wind) extremely cold; biting
"a keen wind cut through their thick overalls"
(of a smell, light, or sound) penetrating; clear
"ear-splitting explosive bursts, keen and sharp"
(of activity or feeling) intense
"there could be keen competition to provide the service"
(of prices) very low; competitive
"we offer extremely keen rates"
"I would soon fly to distant stars—how keen!"
wail in grief for a dead person
"the body of Johnny was taken by his own people who keened over him"
"their keening womenfolk"
make an eerie wailing sound
"the keening of the cold night wind"
an Irish funeral song accompanied by wailing in lamentation for the dead.
Filled with enthusiasm; characterized by enthusiasm; zealous; as, an enthusiastic lover of art.
An enthusiast; a zealot.
Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.
Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; - applied to cold, wind, etc.; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
Wonderful; delightful; marvelous; as, that would be keen.
To sharpen; to make cold.
A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
To wail as a keener does.
having or showing great excitement and interest;
"enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"
"an enthusiastic response"
"was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
express grief verbally;
"we lamented the death of the child"
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
"an acute observer of politics and politicians"
"icy knifelike reasoning"
"as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
"frequent penetrative observations"
intense or sharp;
"suffered exquisite pain"
"felt exquisite pleasure"
very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation;
"an incisive mind"
"a keen intelligence"
"of sharp and active intellect"
"he did a bully job"
"a neat sports car"
"had a great time at the party"
"you look simply smashing"
as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument;
"a cutting wind"
"piercing knifelike pains"
"a stabbing pain"
having a sharp cutting edge or point;
"a keen blade"
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