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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

There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Alfred Hitchcock

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Thomas Merton

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

We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two - a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do with the future and space. Isaac Asimov soon became my guiding star.
Gary Kemp

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