adjective, keen·er, keen·est.
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Origin of keen1
SYNONYMS FOR keen
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
Hildebrand was keenly aware of the grievous failures of Christians under Nazism.
This has made us keenly aware of the pain of being demonized simply for our faith.
But as we are all keenly aware, fate had far different plans.
I am keenly aware that such a view might be perceived by some as having a good dose of paranoia of my own.Even After Hobby Lobby, the Religious Right is Still Terrified|Gene Robinson|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Kennan Diaries contains many other keenly observed descriptions of people, places, and events.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries|James A. Warren|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her eyes were bright, and all her sympathies were as keenly alive as they had been fifty years before.Gabriel Tolliver|Joel Chandler Harris
Durant looked at Campbell keenly, but he showed neither surprise nor indifference.The Mark of the Knife|Clayton H. Ernst
His stubbled red face, dust-smeared, queried us keenly; so did his curt voice.Desert Dust|Edwin L. Sabin
As a matter of fact, what Cowperwood had keenly suspected was literally true.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
It was because he felt parting with Peter so keenly that Gourlay behaved more sullenly than usual.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown