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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  1. with strong or intense emotion or desire; eagerly: We committee members are keenly interested in addressing these important issues head-on.

  2. in a sharply focused way; intently: Participants listened keenly to the training presentation.

Origin of keenly

First recorded before 1000; keen1 + -ly

Words Nearby keenly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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