adjective, keen·er, keen·est.
SYNONYMS FOR keen
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Origin of keen1
OTHER WORDS FROM keenkeenly, adverbkeenness, noun
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
Lest we forget, the Republican candidate in 2012 with the keenest interest in technology was Texas Governor Rick Perry.
If she were a real person, Daria, who had the keenest eye for irony of her generation, would just love that.
Truly, if the lash of remorse had lacked its keenest thong, this passionate outburst of his would have added it.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
The reciprocal movement of these two cylinders is therefore a matter which demands the keenest possible attention.Practical Lithography|Alfred Seymour
There had been none of that poison-drop in which the keenest shafts of fate are dipped, "the looking for of evil."
His sight is keenest in the dusk and by night; his sense of smell is deficient but his hearing is extremely acute.
They who have not good coats themselves have the keenest eyes for the coats of their better-clad neighbours.Rachel Ray|Anthony Trollope