Alphabet Filter:


Definition of keen:

  1. A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
  2. Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.
  3. Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  4. Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  5. Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; - applied to cold, wind, etc, ; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  6. Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
  7. To sharpen; to make cold.
  8. To wail as a keener does.


needlelike, desperate, brave, penetrating, longing, subtle, serious, hepped up, good, choice, piercing, intent, ardent, capital, pumped, antsy, acute, athirst, distinguish, fantastical, excited, knowing, dynamite, topping, heavy, intense, exquisite, smashing, boss, crazy, eager, sterling, A-OK, high-class, discerning, solicitous, clear-sighted, bemoan, easterly, enthusiastic, smart, sharp-worded, careful, hopped-up, biting, sagacious, impatient, ferocious, perceptive, five-star, gilt-edged, anxious, ripping, A1, extreme, grave, boffo, peachy, fearsome, avid, supersmart, lancinating, alert, dire, chime, fierce, noble, groovy, clever, frontline, prize, bumper, almighty, hype, clever, first-string, peep, enthusiastic, edgy, violent, cracking, ability, agog, discriminating, corking, top-of-the-line, sensational, beautiful, quality, dainty, nimble, bright, hungry, bewail, radical, stoked, excruciating, wild, be dying for something/to do something, intensive, geeked, terrible, peachy keen, tip-top, first-rate, bitter, superlative, fine, gangbusters, dope, primo, great, heavenly, stropped, intelligent, whetted, incisive, jim-dandy, insightful, kinaesthetic, four-star, smarting, bleep, gale-force, warm, glorious, bright, fab, creak, top, top-shelf, interested, raring, down, shrill, perspicacious, furious, profound, deplore, swell, in need of something, wonderful, left-handed, prizewinning, top-notch, cutting, concern, number one, quick-witted, wizard, two-edged, gusty, strong, fearful, brilliant, sensation, mad, famous, quick, hard, classic, voracious, clink, fantastic, blue-chip, dreamy, sharp, chink, gung ho, judicious, immense, enthused, par excellence, dull, probing, mean, vicious, gone, not bad, brag, ultrasmart, slap-up, bursting, penetrative, sharp-witted, desirous, rabid, bang-up, sound, the Beaufort scale, cunning, double-edged, acuate, nifty, grand, in the hope that/of, delicate, perceive, intellectual, stinging, knifelike, lovely, fervent, serrated, superb, awesome, nuts, prime, hyperintelligent, zealous, sensitive, frightful, awful, fabulous, meditative, ardent, perception, splendid, razor-sharp, exceptional, superior, lament, force, urgent, precipitous, vehement, phat, honed, bonny, mewl, numero uno, blistering, greedy, explosive, terrific, blue-ribbon, assail, east, reasoned, out-of-sight, stabbing, dreadful, crafty, first-class, top-flight, wounding, heavy-duty, beep, thirsting, marvelous, bully, ground, tremendous, supernal, juiced, fast, crackerjack, brainy, thoughtful, dandy, lancinate, thirsty, divine, gentle, stellar, subtile, deep, assault, hellacious, fantabulous, following, neat, ghastly, hot, click, deductive, banner, slick, righteous, trenchant, edged, sense, shrewd, astute, super, recherche, sharpened, unsurpassed.

Usage examples: