keen

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkiːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kin/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kēn)


Inflections of 'keen' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
keener
adj comparative
keenest
adj superlative
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keen

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. has keen [vision, eyesight]
  2. a keen [observation, sense, appreciation] (of)
  3. took a keen interest in
  4. is a keen [reader, collector, sportsman]
  5. has a keen understanding of
  6. has a keen intellect
  7. has a keen desire to [learn, succeed, make, hear, have]
  8. has a keen eye for [beauty, a good deal]
  9. has a keen sense of [smell, direction, responsibility, humor]
  10. a keen awareness [of, that]
  11. UK: is keen on her
  12. UK: is keen on [getting, having, doing]
  13. UK: wasn't [too, that] keen on [learning, reading, writing]
  14. UK: (not) keen on [sherry, the color, cricket, her]
  15. UK: is (very) keen to [learn, hear, know]
  16. UK: not [that, too] keen to [start, be, go]
  17. UK: there was keen competition (for places)
  18. has a keen (and sharp) edge
n
  1. let out a [loud, piercing, shrieking] keen
  2. [heard, was] a keen through the [dark, night]
  3. the keen of a [mourner, grieving woman]
v
  1. UK: [she, his mother] keened over him
  2. UK: [they, the women] were keening and sobbing
  3. UK: keening and sobbing in grief
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