(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Similar word(s): perceptive, acute, discriminating, incisive, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

2. intense or sharp

Similar word(s): intense, exquisite

3. very good

Similar word(s): good, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, neat, nifty, old, peachy, smashing, swell

4. (applied to cold, wind, etc) piercing; penetrating; sharp.

- keen winds

Similar word(s): sharp, cutting, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing

5. having a sharp cutting edge or point

- a keen blade

Similar word(s): sharp

Sentences with keen as an adjective:

- I'm keen to learn another language.

- I'm keen on learning another language.

- I'm keen on languages.

- I'm keen about learning languages.

- I'm keen for help.

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

- I just got this peachy keen new dress.

- keen prices


1. a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

Definition categories: communication, coronach, dirge, lament, requiem, threnody


1. express grief verbally

Similar word(s): lament

Definition categories: emotion