Found 3 items, similar to keen.
English → Indonesian
celi, keras, sengit, tajam, tekun
English → English
v : express grief verbally; “we lamented the death of the child”
n : a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
adj 1: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine
distinctions; “an acute observer of politics and
; “incisive comments”
; “icy knifelike
; “as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a
; “penetrating insight”
; “frequent penetrative
2: intense or sharp; “suffered exquisite pain”
; “felt exquisite
3: very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; “an
; “a keen intelligence”
; “of sharp and
4: very good; “he did a bully job”
; “a neat sports car”
; “had a
great time at the party”
; “you look simply smashing”
, not bad(p)
5: as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; “a
; “keen winds”
; “knifelike cold”
; “piercing cold”
; “piercing criticism”
“a stabbing pain”
; “lancinating pain”
6: having a sharp cutting edge or point; “a keen blade”
English → English
(k[=e]n), a. [Compar. Keener
.] [OE. kene sharp, bold, AS. c[=e]ne bold;
akin to D. koen, OHG. kuoni, G. k["u]hn, OSw. kyn, k["o]n,
Icel. k[ae]nn, for k[oe]nn wise; perh. akin to E. ken, can to
be able. [root]45.]
1. Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a
razor with a keen edge.
A bow he bare and arwes [arrows] bright and kene.
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes.
2. Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing
mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen
look; keen features.
To make our wits more keen. --Shak.
Before the keen inquiry of her thought. --Cowper.
3. Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe;
as, keen satire or sarcasm.
Good father cardinal, cry thou amen
To my keen curses. --Shak.
4. Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold,
wind, etc.; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes.
5. Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite. “Of full
So keen and greedy to confound a man. --Shak.
6. Wonderful; delightful; marvelous; as, that would be keen.
Note: Keen is often used in the composition of words, most of
which are of obvious signification; as, keen-edged,
keen-eyed, keen-sighted, keen-witted, etc.
Syn: Prompt; eager; ardent; sharp; acute; cutting;
penetrating; biting; severe; sarcastic; satirical;
, v. t.
To sharpen; to make cold. [R.]
Cold winter keens the brightening flood. --Thomson.
, n. [Ir. caoine.]
A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach
, v. i.
To wail as a keener does. [Ireland]