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  Dictionary Definition of keen

keen [1]
adjective
1. sharp, or so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen blade.
2. sharp, piercing, or biting: a keen wind, keen satire.
3. characterised by strength and distinctness of perception, as the ear or hearing, the eye, sight, etc.
4. having or showing great mental penetration or acumen: keen reasoning.
5. animated by or showing competitiveness: keen prices.
6. intense, as feeling, desire, etc.
7. (often followed by about, for, etc., or to do something) ardent; eager.
-- phrase
8. keen on, having a fondness or devotion for.
[ME kene, OE cene, c. G kühn bold]
-- keenly, adverb -- keenness, noun