Keen - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- intense or sharp (syn: exquisite)
- very good (syn: bang- up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, neat, nifty, old, peachy, slap- up, smashing, swell)
- painful as if caused by a sharp instrument (syn: cutting, lancinating, piercing, stabbing)
- having a sharp cutting edge or point
She's a very keen observer of the political world.
...pilots with especially keen eyesight...
...the loud keens of the widows were heard throughout the war-ravaged city...
...victims of the disaster have been keening for weeks about the slowness of governmental aid...
He's a keen chess player.
She's keen on music.
He was keen to begin classes.
He told me that he was keen to help.
I wasn't keen on going there on my own.
The government is keen for peace talks to start again.
The chairman is keen that the company should expand its product range.
I'm not keen on cabbage.
She likes Biology, but she's not too keen on Physics.
My flatmates want to have a party, but I'm not keen on the idea.
Daniel's very keen on tennis.
present participle: keening
past tense: keened
past participle: keened