alphabet

Keen

Synonyms for keen:

attentive (adjective)

sedulous.

aware (adjective)

conscious.

critical (adjective)

discriminating.

dry (adjective)

thirsty.

enthusiastic (adjective)

enamored, ardent, aware, addicted, anxious, athirst, interested, gung ho, warm, devout, hearty, Into, hooked, rousing, willing, evangelical, wholehearted, actively, intense, awestruck, gaga, impressed, agog, fervent, star-struck, passionate, lively, devoted, zealous, born-again, heartily, eager, ebullient, avid, impatient, earnest, fanatical, vehement, overzealous, fond, fanatic, big, alert, thirsty, fierce, messianic, motivated, full-blooded.

impressionable (adjective)

sensitive.

intelligent (adjective)

discriminating, perspicacious, clever, astute, bright, quick, wise, brilliant, incisive, sensitive, sagacious, witty, sharp, shrewd, penetrating, discerning.

ironic (adjective)

ironic.

knifelike (adjective)

knifelike.

raring (adjective)

raring.

sensitive (adjective)

sensory, observant, eager.

sharp (adjective)

spinous, pointed, spiny, bristly, sharp, Thistly, needlelike, acuate, jagged, razor-edged, acute, razor-sharp, lancinating, prickly, cutting, needle-like, stabbing, spiky, spiked, sagittal, spear-like, barbed, thorny, pointy, needle-point.

sharp, piercing (adjective)

incisive, observant, edged, acute, caustic, penetrating, strong, cutting, trenchant, pointed, perceptive, tart, quick-witted, razor-sharp, Honed, fine.

witty (adjective)

witty.

worried (adjective)

solicitous.

Sense 1

racy, sense organ, sensory, chime, agog, athirst, clink, bleep, spicy, observant, assail, ripping, serrated, creak, covetous, kinaesthetic, envious, perceive, urgent, sour, sensuous, distinguish, mewl, probing, longingly, raring, cold, trenchant, thoughtful, sentient, gung ho, Thirsting, wheeze.

Sense 2

left-handed, youthful, double-edged, Sharp-witted, sensation, active, smell, blubber, edgy, weep, howl, squeak, warm, longing, whimper, desperate, assault, Two-edged, perception, tinkle, peppery, ironic, wail.

Sense 3

nuts, solicitous, zing, marvelous, razor-sharp, tremendous, badly, pipe, beep, yowl.

Sense 4

chink, peep, wonderful, bursting, fabulous, sensational, alert, dreamy, bawl, sense.

Sense 5

cry, click, whine, glorious, ping.

Sense 7

fantastical, whistle.

Sense 9

fantastic.

acidulous

biting.

alert

quick.

bang-up

bang up.

cry

mewl, whine, weep.

eager

avid.

fanatical

rabid.

industrious

diligent.

intense

strong.

intriguing

stimulating.

nimble

agile.

observant

observing.

on guard

watchful.

thankful

appreciative.

Other synonyms and related words:

eager, biting, dandy, strong, clever, thin, grand, enthusiastic, piercing, ardent, shrewd, stinging, bitter, quick, penetrating, hot, peachy, alert, fine, lament, trenchant, exquisite, stabbing, bully, bemoan, cold, deplore, ripping, perceptive, agog, bewail, incisive, great, astute, repine, shrill, avid, zealous, edged, slap-up, nifty, smart, passionate, discerning, bright, hearty, fervent, double-edged, swell, knifelike.

Sense 2 (noun)

distinguish, perception, bright, quick-witted, assail, alert, perceive, sensation, Sharp-witted, clever, quick, assault, sense, kinaesthetic, smart.

Sense 3 (noun)

probing, intellectual, trenchant, sensitive, thoughtful.

Sense 6 (noun)

beep, glorious, fantastic, ripping, creak, mewl, terrific, peep, fantastical, tremendous, sensational, clink, chime, splendid, bleep, click, divine, superb, fabulous, dreamy, wonderful, hot, marvelous, chink.

astute (noun)

bright, judicious, clever.

eager (noun)

ardent, interested, enthusiastic.

intense (noun)

biting, strong.

keen (noun)

incisive, neat, stabbing, discriminating, cracking, great, intelligent, piercing, penetrative, sharp, nifty, exquisite, lament, lancinate, not bad, corking, good, peachy, dandy, slap-up, perceptive, bully, bang up, smashing, acute, cutting, groovy, intense, knifelike, lancinating, penetrating, swell.

emotion (verb)

lament.

Usage examples for keen:

  • He fixed his keen eyes on my face. - "Simon Dale", Anthony Hope.
  • I'm not over- keen on sudden importations. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.
  • Only her keen sense of humour saved her. - "Senator North", Gertrude Atherton.

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