Hay 2 definiciones de keen en inglés:

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Silabificación: keen

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  • 1Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm: keen believers in the monetary system a keen desire to learn
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    • He was very keen and enthusiastic about learning.
    • He was an ardent fisherman, a keen gardener, and an active naturalist.
    • The areas round the house, where the borders are filled with herbaceous plants, were the territory of his wife, Elisabeth, an equally keen gardener, who died last year.
    Sinónimos
    eager, anxious, intent, impatient, determined, ambitious, champing at the bit
    informal raring, itching, dying
    enthusiastic, avid, eager, ardent, passionate, fervent, impassioned; conscientious, committed, dedicated, zealous
  • 1.1 [predic.] (keen on) Interested in or attracted by (someone or something): Bob makes it obvious he’s keen on her
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    • He's particularly keen on photographs or other interesting items from the past.
    • At the moment, the shares are no obvious bargain for investors keen on value.
    • Advocates of social software are keen on seeking alternatives to mainstream politics.
    Sinónimos
    enthusiastic about, interested in, passionate about; attracted to, fond of, taken with, smitten with, enamored of, infatuated with
    informal struck on, hot on/for, mad about, crazy about, nuts about
  • 3 [predic.] North American informal, • dated Excellent: I would soon fly to distant stars—how keen!
  • 4British (Of prices) very low; competitive.
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    • Most well-run companies will have mainstream costs under control and will have professional buyers negotiating keen prices for all raw materials.
    • Prices are keen, starting at €19,500 for the 1.4 litre saloon and an extra €200 for the estate body.
    • Ex-company cars at two to three years old can represent very good value for money if bought at keen prices, as they will have been serviced regularly under a lease plan.

Derivativos

keenly

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  • He was keenly aware of the terrible dangers of the atomic age and did his best to warn the world.
  • Nowhere is the pathos of this tradition felt more keenly than in the post-colonial world.
  • You observe personal relationships keenly and express yourself in subtle terms.

Origen

Old English cēne 'wise, clever', also 'brave, daring', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch koen and German kühn 'bold, brave'. Current senses date from Middle English.

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Hay 2 definiciones de keen en inglés:

keen2

Silabificación: keen

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  • 1Wail in grief for a dead person; sing a keen.
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    • She could hear voices speaking in soothing tones, but Anna keened and wailed, and Kathleen tried not to imagine the scene on the other side of the door.
    • Act Three ends powerfully, with the village in flames, good Soviet citizens hanging by their necks, and keening women, including one who is given a ‘mad scene’ of sorts.
    • They cried, they keened, they wailed.
  • 1.1 (usually as noun keening) Make an eerie wailing sound: the keening of the cold night wind
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    • Her seminal musical works use what are called extended vocal techniques, such as overtone and throat singing, yodeling, keening, percussive sounds, and micro-tonality.
    • Then there was the high keening wail of the emergency vehicles.
    • His pleasantly keening voice is just not enough.

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  • An Irish funeral song accompanied by wailing in lamentation for the dead.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Irish caoinim 'I wail'.

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