adjective, keen·er, keen·est.
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Origin of keen1
SYNONYMS FOR keen
OTHER WORDS FROM keenkeenly, adverbkeenness, noun
Words nearby keen
Definition for keen (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of keen2
OTHER WORDS FROM keenkeener, noun
Example sentences from the Web for keen
Would a state with a keen understanding of the power of propaganda be so willing to just throw away such a trove of information?
Manttan is keen to carry out research on that Burmese side of the railway as his father worked on that section.
And because millions of us are so keen to do just that, our behavioral habits are changing.
The Telegraph reports that he is fluent in Swahili and a keen zoologist.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What results is a kind of mashup concert, a virtuoso mixed-media DJ set tuned to a keen emotional pitch.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His eyelids droop slightly, but his eyes are keen and his expression astute.Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
Beneath this disguise was concealed a keen knowledge of art, combined with a ferocious skill in bargaining.A Zola Dictionary|J. G. Patterson
He looked at her keen, questioning, and she bleached to the lips.The Lost Pibroch|Neil Munro
Alice darted a keen look on the Duke, as if to read his meaning; another on Charles, to know whether she had guessed it rightly.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
But perhaps the surprise, annoyance and keen disappointment broke his soldierly heart.