Definition of Keen


  • a funeral lament sung with loud wailing


  • express grief verbally
    "we lamented the death of the child"


  • having a sharp cutting edge or point
    "a keen blade"
  • 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"
  • very good
    "he did a bully job"
    "a neat sports car"
    "had a great time at the party"
    "you look simply smashing"
    - bang up - not bad - slap up
  • intense or sharp
    "suffered exquisite pain"
    "felt exquisite pleasure"
  • 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 penetrative observations"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble keen

12 unscramble word found using the letters keen.

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