Keen

Adjective

  • (often with "to" + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic

    "I'm keen to learn another language."

  • "I'm keen about learning languages."

  • (US, informal, dated) Marvelous.

    "I just got this peachy keen new dress."

  • sharp; having a fine edge or point.
  • piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc,; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  • (often with "to" + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic

    "I'm keen on languages."

  • ""Do you want to learn another language?" / "I'm keen.""

  • (obsolete) brave, courageous; bold, audacious.
  • vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  • bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  • (often with "to" + infinitive or with a prepositional phrase) Enthusiastic

    "I'm keen on learning another language."

  • "I'm keen for help."

  • (Britain) extremely low as to be competitive.

    "keen prices"

  • showing a quick and ardent willingness or responsiveness, enthusiastic, eager; interested, intense.
  • acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness.

Noun

  • A prolonged wail for a deceased person.

Verb

  • (transitive, rare) To sharpen; to make cold.
  • (transitive) To utter with a loud wailing voice or wordless cry.
  • (intransitive) To utter a keen.
  • (transitive) To mourn.

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