keen definition

  • adjective:
    • Having an excellent, sharp-cutting side or point.
    • Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. See Synonyms at razor-sharp.
    • Acutely delicate: an enthusiastic ear.
    • Sharp; vivid; strong: "His entire body hungered for keen sensation, something exciting” ( Richard Wright).
    • Intense; piercing: an enthusiastic wind.
    • Pungent; acrid: A keen smell of skunk ended up being put aside.
    • Ardent; passionate: an enthusiastic chess player.
    • excitedly desirous: interested in going to Europe when you look at the spring.
    • Slang Great; splendid; fine: just what an enthusiastic day!
    • showing a fast and ardent readiness or responsiveness, passionate, eager; interested, intense.
    • vehement; tough; because, an desire for food.
    • razor-sharp; having a superb edge or point.
    • acute of mind; razor-sharp; acute; having or expressing mental acuteness.
    • bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; since, keen satire or sarcasm.
    • piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cool, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cool is extremely keen.
    • Enthusiastic
    • Marvelous.
    • exceptionally reasonable regarding remain competitive.
    • brave, courageous; bold, audacious.
    • Sharp; having a superb side or point.
    • Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or revealing emotional acuteness
    • Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; serious.
    • Piercing; acute; cutting; sharp; -- placed on cold, wind, etc.
    • Eager; vehement; fierce.
    • Wonderful; wonderful; marvelous.
    • having a sharp innovative or point
    • painful like brought on by a-sharp instrument
    • good
    • having or demonstrating power to recognize or draw good differences
    • extreme or sharp
  • noun:
    • A loud, wailing lament the lifeless.
    • A prolonged wail for a deceased individual.
    • A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. coranach.
    • A loud lamentation made-over the dead; a wailing.
    • The position to which the cable enamel of card-clothing is curved amongst the basis material in addition to point.
    • a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To wail in lamentation, especially for the dead. See Synonyms at weep.
    • To wail as a keener does.
  • verb:
    • To sharpen; in order to make cold.
    • To utter a keen.
    • To utter with a loud wailing vocals or wordless cry.
    • To mourn.
    • express grief verbally
  • verb-transitive:
    • To hone; to produce cold.
  • others:
    • Bold; bold; courageous; active: placed on men.
    • Grim; fierce; savage; rapacious: placed on wildlife.
    • Vehement; earnest; eager; ardent; intense; animated by or showing powerful sensation or desire: as, a keen fighter; is keen at a bargain.
    • like to cut or enter easily; having a very sharp point or edge; sharp; intense: as, an enthusiastic side.
    • Sharp or irritating to your body or perhaps the head; acutely harsh or painful; biting; stinging; tingling.
    • Having a cutting or incisive personality or result; acute; strenuous; lively; vivid; intense: as, keen eyes; a keen look; a keen rebuke; keen-witted.
    • Having or manifesting great psychological acuteness; characterized by great quickness or penetration of thought; greatly perceptive: since, an logician or debater; keen understanding.
    • In order to make keen or razor-sharp; sharpen.
    • To chap, due to the fact arms.
    • to produce a loud lamentation over the dead; lament; wail.
    • To wail over any loss, or in expectation of loss.

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