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keen
     adj 1: 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" [syn: {acute}, {discriminating}, {incisive},
             {knifelike}, {penetrating}, {penetrative}, {piercing},
             {sharp}]
     2: intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite
        pleasure" [syn: {exquisite}]
     3: very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an
        incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and
        active intellect" [syn: {incisive}, {sharp}]
     4: very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a
        great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn:
         {bang-up}, {bully}, {corking}, {cracking}, {dandy}, {great},
         {groovy}, {neat}, {nifty}, {not bad(p)}, {peachy}, {slap-up},
         {swell}, {smashing}]
     5: 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" [syn: {cutting}, {knifelike},
         {piercing}, {stabbing}, {lancinate}, {lancinating}]
     6: having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade"
     n : a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
     v : express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
         [syn: {lament}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0


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