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Adjective
Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
“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
“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
“A leader must display strength of character, sturdiness of will, and a keen intellect.”
Adjective
(of a sense) Able to sense slight impressions or differences
“Using his keen sense of smell, Howler follows clues through the forest, sniffing until he finds his target.”
Adjective
Extreme in degree, power, or effect
“Three days into her diet and she was already experiencing a keen longing for cupcakes.”
Adjective
Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“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
“I have to admit I am not overly keen on the options available on this dating website.”
Adjective
(of the edge or point of a blade) Having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
“The royal guards wielded long blades that were keen and menacing.”
Adjective
(US, informal, dated) Of the very best kind
“I've just bought myself a peachy keen new dress.”
Adjective
(of the air or wind) Extremely cold
“A keen wind would cut through their thick overalls.”
Adjective
(British, of prices) Extremely low as to be competitive
“Some rare items would command surprisingly keen prices on eBay.”
Verb
To wail in grief for a deceased person
“Satiran, lost in his own grief, would then lift his head to the sky and keen out his loss to the heavens.”
Noun
A crying out in grief
“Minutes later he heard its Klaxon, just one sharp keen, like the harsh cry of a sea-bird.”
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