keen

  • 41keen — Synonyms and related words: Attic, OK, Siberian, ablaze, absorbing, ace high, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, active, acute, adroit, afire, aggressive, agile, agog, alacritous, alert, algid, alive …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 42keen — [OE] The ancestral meaning of keen is ‘brave’. That is what its German and Dutch relatives, kühn and koen, mean, and that is what keen itself meant in the Old English period. But this sense had died out by the 17th century, having been replaced… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 43keen — I adj Wanting to, excited about {British}. I m keen to go to the motion pictures. 1930s II adj Attractive or appealing. She was a keen girl, with nice gams and figure. 1910s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 44keen — {{11}}keen (adj.) c.1200, from O.E. cene bold brave, later clever, wise, from P.Gmc. *kan be able to (see CAN (Cf. can)). Original prehistoric senses seem to have been both brave and skilled; cognate with O.N. kænn skillful, wise, M.Du. coene… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 45keen — a. 1. Eager, zealous, ardent, earnest, fervid, vehement. 2. Sharp, acute, with a fine edge. 3. Piercing, penetrating, cutting. 4. Severe, bitter, poignant, acrimonious, caustic. 5. Shrewd, discerning, quick, sagacious, astute, keen sighted, keen… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 46keen — [OE] The ancestral meaning of keen is ‘brave’. That is what its German and Dutch relatives, kühn and koen, mean, and that is what keen itself meant in the Old English period. But this sense had died out by the 17th century, having been replaced… …

    Word origins

  • 47keen — 1. adj. 1 (of a person, desire, or interest) eager, ardent (a keen sportsman). 2 (foll. by on) much attracted by; fond of or enthusiastic about. 3 (of the senses) sharp; highly sensitive. 4 intellectually acute. 5 a having a sharp edge or point.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 48keen on — phrasal very enthusiastic or excited about < wasn t keen on going > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 49keen on — adjective fond, or appreciative of Im not keen on fish with lots of bones …

    Wiktionary

  • 50keen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. piercing, stinging, nippy; sharp, edged, cutting, razorlike; eager, enthusiastic, ardent; acute, clever, shrewd, quick. See desire, sharpness, feeling, intelligence, cold. keen on II (Roget s IV)&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 51keen-o — adj Excellent, outstanding. That is a totally keen o hairdo. 1990s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 52keen on — interested in or attracted by. → keen …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 53keen — keen1 adjective 1》 chiefly Brit. eager; enthusiastic.     ↘(keen on) interested in or attracted by. 2》 (of the edge or point of a blade) sharp.     ↘(of a sense or mental faculty) acute or quick.     ↘(of the air or wind) cold and biting. 3》 (of&#8230; …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 54Keen — William W., U.S. surgeon, 1837–1932. See K. operation …

    Medical dictionary

  • 55KEEN — Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (Community » Educational) …

    Abbreviations dictionary

  • 56keen on — Synonyms and related words: aching for, attracted, bent on, cathectic, concerned, crazy to, curious, desirous of, dying for, dying to, enthused, enthusiastic, enthusiastic about, excited, fain of, fascinated, fond of, full of enthusiasm, glowing …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 57keen on — eager to, enthusiastic about. See desire …

    English dictionary for students

  • 58keen — adj excellent, great. A teenage vogue word in North America in the late 1950s and 1960s. The enthusiastic term now sounds dated but is still heard, usually said by ingenuous and ironic adults, although there are some signs of a revival among&#8230; …

    Contemporary slang

  • 59keen — adj. RG. 496 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 60keen en — Dörverden / Kreis Verden • niemand …

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