keenly
adverb see keen I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Keenly — Keen ly, adv. In a keen manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keenly — (adv.) O.E. cenlice; see KEEN (Cf. keen) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keenly — UK [ˈkiːnlɪ] / US [ˈkɪnlɪ] adverb 1) very strongly He is keenly aware of his own faults. I have always been keenly interested in politics. 2) if you look at someone keenly or watch them keenly, you look closely at them and notice everything about …   English dictionary

  • keenly — keen keen [kiːn] adjective 1. if competition is keen, people are trying very hard to get an advantage over others doing the same thing: • Business has become scarcer, competition keener and profit margins slimmer. • These properties are likely to …   Financial and business terms

  • keenly — keen|ly [ kinli ] adverb 1. ) very strongly: He is keenly aware of his own faults. I have always been keenly interested in politics. 2. ) if you look at someone keenly or watch them keenly, you look closely at them and notice everything about… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • keenly — adv. Keenly is used with these adjectives: ↑aware, ↑interested, ↑observant Keenly is used with these verbs: ↑await, ↑contest, ↑eye, ↑feel, ↑observe, ↑seek …   Collocations dictionary

  • keenly — Ⅰ. keen [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager; enthusiastic. 2) (keen on) interested in or attracted by. 3) (of a blade) sharp. 4) mentally acute or quick. 5) Brit. (of prices) very low; competitive …   English terms dictionary

  • keenly — adverb in a keen and discriminating manner (Freq. 2) he was keenly aware of his own shortcomings • Derived from adjective: ↑keen …   Useful english dictionary

  • keenly — See keen1. * * * …   Universalium

  • keenly — adverb In a keen manner …   Wiktionary

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