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Definition of 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.
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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