Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun keen

1 sense of keen

Sense 1
keen -- (a funeral lament sung with loud wailing)
       => dirge, coronach, lament, requiem, threnody -- (a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb keen

1 sense of keen

Sense 1
lament, keen -- (express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child")
       => express emotion, express feelings -- (give verbal or other expression to one's feelings)

Antonyms of adj keen

5 senses of keen

Sense 1
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA perceptive) -> unperceptive, unperceiving -- (lacking perception; "as unperceptive as a boulder")

Sense 2
exquisite, keen -- (intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 3
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")

INDIRECT (VIA good) -> bad -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Sense 4
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA sharp) -> dull -- (not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain")

Sense 5
keen -- (having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade")

INDIRECT (VIA sharp) -> dull -- (not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use")

Similarity of adj keen

5 senses of keen

Sense 1
acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp -- (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")
       => perceptive (vs. unperceptive) -- (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation")

Sense 2
exquisite, keen -- (intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 3
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")
       => good (vs. bad) -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 4
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating -- (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")
       => sharp (vs. dull) -- (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds")

Sense 5
keen -- (having a sharp cutting edge or point; "a keen blade")
       => sharp (vs. dull) -- (having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point")

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