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keen /kiːn/ adjective

تیزکردن ، شدیدبودن ، شدیدکردن ، نوحه سرایی کردن ، پرزور ، تند ، حاد ، شدید ، تیز ، زیرک ، باهوش ، مشتاق ، بازرگانی: قابل رقابت
- eager, ardent, avid, enthusiastic, impassioned, intense, zealous
- sharp, cutting, incisive, razor-like
- astute, canny, clever, perceptive, quick, shrewd, wise
Contrasted words: apathetic, impassive, phlegmatic, stolid, languid, listless, dull, obtuse
Related Words: fervent, fervid, perfervid, fierce, intense, vehement, fired
English Thesaurus: enthusiastic, eager, keen, zealous, avid, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. keen1 S3 W3 /kiːn/ adjective
[Word Family: noun: keenness; adverb: keenly; adjective: keen]
[Language: Old English; Origin: cene]

1. WANT SOMETHING especially British English wanting to do something or wanting something to happen very much Synonym : eager
keen to do something
He told me that he was keen to help.
keen on doing something
I wasn’t keen on going there on my own.
keen for something to happen
The government is keen for peace talks to start again.
keen that
The chairman is keen that the company should expand its product range.

2. LIKE be keen on somebody/something British English spoken to like someone or something:
I’m not keen on cabbage.
not too/not very/not that keen on something
She likes Biology, but she’s not too keen on Physics.
My flatmates want to have a party, but I’m not keen on the idea.

3. HOBBY/INTEREST especially British English someone who is keen on something is very interested in it or enjoys doing it very much:
a keen photographer
keen golfers
keen on
Daniel’s very keen on tennis.
mad keen on something (=very keen on something) spoken:
I was mad keen on dinosaurs when I was little.
She takes a keen interest in politics and current affairs.

4. EAGER TO WORK/LEARN someone who is keen is eager to work or learn, and enjoys doing it:
keen students
The kids in my class are all very keen.
She was new in the job and keen as mustard (=very keen).

5. SIGHT/SMELL/HEARING a keen sense of smell or keen sight or hearing is an extremely good ability to smell etc:
Dogs have a very keen sense of smell.
She has a keen eye for (=is good at noticing) talent.

6. MIND someone with a keen mind is quick to understand things:
a keen understanding of commerce
With her keen mind and good business sense, she soon became noticed.

7. FEELING a keen feeling is one that is strong and deep:
As she walked away, Joe felt a keen sense of loss.

8. COMPETITION used to describe a situation in which people compete strongly:
We won the contest in the face of keen competition.

9. ATTRACTED British Englishbe keen on somebody to be sexually attracted to someone

10. SHARP literary a keen knife or blade is extremely sharp

11. WIND old-fashioned a keen wind is cold and strong

12. PRICES British English keen prices are low
—keenly adverb:
I was keenly aware of the dangers.
—keenness noun [uncountable]

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. keen2 verb [intransitive]
old use to sing a loud sad song for someone who has died

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound | remain
ADV. awfully, desperately, especially, extremely, frightfully, mad (informal), more than, particularly, really, terribly, very He's mad keen on football. She's a very keen gardener.
not at all, not overly, not too The banks were not at all keen to lend to somebody who actually seemed to need money.
fairly, pretty, quite, rather | always She was always keen to hear the local gossip.
obviously | naturally, understandably She was naturally keen to make a good impression.
PREP. for They were desperately keen for information.
on Sally's quite keen on the idea.
PHRASES as keen as mustard (= very keen)

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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