Other Words for Keen
Keen as a Adjective has these synonyms:
dirge, elegy, knell, lament, lamentation, Requiem, monody, threnody, thanatopsis, epicedium , Irish coronach
Example: The keens could be heard throughout the neighborhood.
enthusiastic, avid, zealous, devoted, ardent, fervent, fervid, earnest, impassioned, passionate, intense, active, agog, eager, itching, anxious
Example: They are keen fans of TV soap operas. I was keen to go swimming.
intelligent, sharp, acute, perceptive, perspicacious, percipient, sensitive, discerning, astute, smart, bright, discriminating, discriminative, quick(-witted), shrewd, clever, canny, cunning, crafty, wise
Example: Philip has a keen understanding of what is required of him.
painful, bitter, acute, poignant, fierce, grievous, severe, distressing, distressful, strong, deep, profound, intense, extreme, heartfelt
Example: She felt keen resentment at the way she had been treated.
Example: The bloodhound has an extremely keen sense of smell.
Example: He has a keen recollection of seeing the suspect on the bus.
Example: Finnegan's widow still keens over him.
Keen as a Noun has these synonyms:
sharp, sharpened, razor-sharp, razor-like, knife-edged, trenchant, incisive, cutting, rapier-like, pointed, mordant, acid, vitriolic, acerbic, astringent, biting, acrid, acrimonious, stinging, scorching, caustic, searing, withering, virulent, pungent,
Example: This axe is very keen, so be careful. With his keen wit, the playwright answered his severest critics. His play is a keen satire on the government.