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Definition of Keen

Keen

  1. Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
  2. Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.
  3. Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  4. Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc, ; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  5. Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  6. To sharpen; to make cold.
  7. A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
  8. To wail as a keener does.

Keen Quotations

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Napoleon Hill

My mother was keen that I complete my graduation and never ever wanted me to be in the movies, as my father had made five films that lost money. One of the films he made was 'Agneepath,' which was hugely hyped but underwhelming at the box office, and I remember that my dad had to sell my grandmother's flat to pay off the loan.
Karan Johar

Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects may be, they are as unable to comprehend them as to comprehend God, for, as He has told us, He created us in His own image and likeness.
Saint Teresa of Avila

I'm obviously very keen on the theater and I think it's inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it's not in my mind at the time.
Peter Maxwell Davies

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Keen Translations

keen in Afrikaans is lewendig
keen in Danish is livlig
keen in Dutch is kras, rap, levendig, kwiek, druk
keen in German is scharf, eifrig
keen in Italian is ansioso, nitido
keen in Latin is acer
keen in Norwegian is skarp, ivrig
keen in Portuguese is afiado
keen in Spanish is acre, ganoso
keen in Swedish is skarpsinnig, skarp, vass, ivrig
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