Definitions for keen

Definitions for (noun) keen

Main entry: keen

Definition: a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

Definitions for (verb) keen

Main entry: keen, lament

Definition: express grief verbally

Usage: we lamented the death of the child

Definitions for (adj) keen

Main entry: keen

Definition: having a sharp cutting edge or point

Usage: a keen blade

Main entry: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Usage: a cutting wind; keen winds; knifelike cold; piercing knifelike pains; piercing cold; piercing criticism; a stabbing pain; lancinating pain

Main entry: great, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy, not bad, bang-up, keen, bully, dandy, corking, cracking, swell, slap-up, smashing

Definition: very good

Usage: he did a bully job; a neat sports car; had a great time at the party; you look simply smashing

Main entry: exquisite, keen

Definition: intense or sharp

Usage: suffered exquisite pain; felt exquisite pleasure

Main entry: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: an acute observer of politics and politicians; incisive comments; icy knifelike reasoning; as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang; penetrating insight; frequent penetrative observations

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