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keenly

[ keen-lee ]
/ ˈkin li /
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Definition of keenly

adverb
in a way or to a degree that is very sharply or distinctly felt: As a husband and father, he is keenly aware of the risks inherent in his new construction job.
in a way that shows great mental perceptiveness or insight: He showed foreign policy savvy and an ability to keenly analyze both sides of an issue.
with strong or intense emotion or desire; eagerly: We committee members are keenly interested in addressing these important issues head-on.
in a sharply focused way; intently: Participants listened keenly to the training presentation.
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