Definition of unkeen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkiːn/

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1Not eager or enthusiastic: Reg was decidedly unkeen on sharing the spotlight
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  • Mr Wilson's recollection is that he was very unkeen on you signing it.
  • I'm very unkeen on those percentages, they're sort of meaningless.
  • If it hadn't been for the gravity of the situation, he'd have been pretty unkeen.
2Not sharp or penetrating; blunt: it’s very dangerous to cut with an unkeen knife an unkeen sense of smell
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  • Unkeen senses sometimes pay off where honor is concerned.
  • In a second they were gone, gone into thick woods along a trail so narrow that an unkeen eye might never have noted it.
  • An unkeen blade will make you want to muscle through the shave and this unwanted pressure can be razing.

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