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  Definition of keen
  1. a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  2. express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
  3. having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"
  4. as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
  5. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
  6. very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
  7. intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
  8. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent pene
Similar Words: lament, cutting, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, incisive, sharp, exquisite, acute, discriminating, penetrating, penetrative

 

Entailments: grieve, sorrow

 

Derivational Morphology: lament, elegy, dirge, coronach, requiem, threnody, lamentation, plaint, wail, mourning, mourner, griever, sorrower, lamenter

 

Anagrams: knee

 

 
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