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keen1

keen1

 
 
pronunciation:
kin
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: keener, keenest
definition 1: extremely sharp; able to cut readily and finely.
For that job, you'll need a knife with a keen blade.
synonyms:
acute, fine, sharp
antonyms:
blunt, dull
similar words:
pointed
definition 2: finely discerning; extremely perceptive; acute.
Dogs have a keen sense of smell.With her keen intellect, we thought she would become an academic.
synonyms:
acute, incisive, mordant, perceptive, sharp, trenchant
antonyms:
blunt, dull
similar words:
agile, alert, astute, clearheaded, discerning, discriminating, fine, perspicacious, pungent, shrewd, subtle, tart
definition 3: intense, vivid, or strongly felt.
He's always had a keen ambition to enter politics.She has a keen interest in sports.Some people have a keen desire to be famous.
synonyms:
intense, strong
antonyms:
apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic
similar words:
acute, ardent, deep, exquisite, extreme, heavy, intent, pointed, vivid
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derivations: keenly (adv.), keenness (n.)
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