Synonyms of keen


1. keen, dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody

usage: a funeral lament sung with loud wailing


1. lament, keen, express emotion, express feelings

usage: express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"


1. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp, perceptive (vs. unperceptive)

usage: 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"

2. exquisite, keen, intense (vs. mild)

usage: intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"

3. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, good (vs. bad)

usage: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

4. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, sharp (vs. dull)

usage: 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. keen, sharp (vs. dull)

usage: having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"

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Definition and meaning of keen (Dictionary)