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Adjective
Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
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“We were keen to get to work, but had no idea where to start.”
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Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
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“I have been a keen stamp collector since I was a boy.”
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Having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“She's been a keen fan of Kim Kardashian for most of her life.”
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Having or showing great perception or insight
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“A leader must display strength of character, sturdiness of will, and a keen intellect.”
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(of one's senses) Sensitive or perceptive to changes
“Using his keen sense of smell, Howler follows clues through the forest, sniffing until he finds his target.”
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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“Three days into her diet and she was already experiencing a keen longing for cupcakes.”
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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
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“Besides being a moving family story, the hallucinatory novel is also a keen satire of suburban life in America.”
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(keen on) Having an attraction to
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“I have to admit I am not overly keen on the options available on this dating website.”
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(of the edge or point of a blade) Having a sharp or pointed edge
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“The royal guards wielded long blades that were keen and menacing.”
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(US, informal, dated) The best of its kind or class
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“I've just bought myself a keen new peachy dress.”
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(of the air or wind) Extremely cold
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“A keen wind would cut through their thick overalls.”
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(British, of prices) Extremely low in price as to be competitive
“Some rare items would command surprisingly keen prices on eBay.”
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Willing or eager to do something
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Passionately motivated to achieve one's goals
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Chilly, refreshing (weather)
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Fastidious and hard to please
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Very favorable
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Of facial complexion, smooth, with attractive yellow-pink coloring
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Funny and clever
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Sensitive
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Showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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Tending to be fanciful or inventive
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Conscious or aware of something, such as facts or feelings
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Impudent or cheeky
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Young or seeming young
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To wail in grief for a deceased person
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“Satiran, lost in his own grief, would then lift his head to the sky and keen out his loss to the heavens.”
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A long, loud, wavering cry or howl
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“Minutes later he heard its Klaxon, just one sharp keen, like the harsh cry of a sea-bird.”
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A mournful or plaintive poem
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A long speech or prose work that bitterly laments the state of society and its morals, and often contains a prophecy of its coming downfall
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In a state of high anticipation
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