• Definition for "keen"
    • Having an excellent, sharp-cutting side or point.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "keen"
  • Quotes for "keen"
    • "Desire is the starting point of…"
    • View More
  • Phrases for "keen"
  • Hypernym for "keen"
  • Cross Reference for "keen"
  • Etymologically Related for "keen"
  • Urban Dictionary for "keen"
    • eager or obsessive about some body…
    • View More

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.
682 votes

How would you define keen?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!