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keen1

keen1

 
pronunciation:
kin
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: keener, keenest
definition 1: very sharp; able to cut easily into thin, exact pieces.
That knife has a keen blade.
synonyms:
sharp
antonyms:
blunt, dull
similar words:
pointed
definition 2: quickly able to sense or understand; sharp.
Dogs have keen hearing.Erin has a keen mind.
synonyms:
acute, sharp
antonyms:
dull
similar words:
agile, alert, fine, pungent, shrewd, tart
definition 3: felt strongly; eager; intense.
She has a keen interest in sports.
synonyms:
intense
antonyms:
indifferent
similar words:
acute, ardent, deep, extreme, heavy, intent, vivid
derivations: keenly (adv.), keenness (n.)
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