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Overview of noun keen

The noun keen has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. keen

(a funeral lament sung with loud wailing)


Overview of verb keen

The verb keen has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. lament, keen

(express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child")


Overview of adj keen

The adj keen has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

(having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations")

2. exquisite, keen

(intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure")

3. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing

(very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")

4. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

(painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain")

5. keen

(having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade")

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