keen keen  /ˈkin/


  1. (n) a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  2. (v) express grief verbally
  3. (adj) having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  4. (adj) intense or sharp
  5. (adj) very good
  6. (adj) painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
  7. (adj) having a sharp cutting edge or point

Derived Word(s)


  1. The Queen is a keen photographer and enjoys taking pictures of her family.
  2. Her father was keen on amateur theatricals in the home; his daughter later enthralled the suffragists with her oratory and her voice.
  3. Some keen observers believe Webb was not actually being seriously considered.


  1. Vale David Hirst

    Yves here. Steve Keen sent this note along with his post: The journalist David Hirst was both one of the few to warn of the crisis, and someone who became a good friend. He died last week, as a long term consequence of internal injuries sustained about ten years ago in the USA, when he tried to stop a woman being bashed. His spouse asked me to see if I could get the attached published on NC ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

  2. UW women’s basketball team adds 6-5 center Macy Keen

    Keen will have to sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. GA Keen Realty Advisors Markets Income Producing Class A Industrial Facility in Ohio

    GA Keen Realty Advisors, the real estate division of Great American Group, Inc. , has been exclusively retained by The Antioch Company, LLC d/b/a Creative Memories to
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Instead, Obama said he wanted a nominee to have an "independent mind, a record of excellence and integrity, a fierce dedication to the rule of law and a keen understanding of how the law affects the daily lives of the American people."
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico

  2. "I'm not too keen on reinforcing stereotypes about my people, but I don't know a lot of hillbillies who golf," Judd said in the June 9 speech.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ashley Judd Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Some of you have been lax in one duty, which is to unite your ranks," bin Laden said in the audiotape. "Beware of division ...... Muslims are waiting for you to gather under a single banner to champion righteousness. Be keen to oblige with...
    on Oct 23, 2006 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Navhind Times

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