Word:

Keen

Pronunciation: kēn
a.1.Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes.
- Shak.
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.
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.
- Goldsmith.
5.Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
So keen and greedy to confound a man.
- Shak.
6.Wonderful; delightful; marvelous; as, that would be keen.
v. t.1.To sharpen; to make cold.
n.1.A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
v. i.1.To wail as a keener does.
Noun1.keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
Verb1.keen - express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
Synonyms: lament
Adj.1.keen - 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.keen - intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
Synonyms: exquisite
3.keen - very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect"
Synonyms: incisive, sharp
4.keen - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
5.keen - as physically 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"
6.keen - having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"
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