Share this entry
unkeen Line breaks: un¦keen
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈkiːn/

Definition of unkeen in English:


1Not eager or enthusiastic: Reg was decidedly unkeen on sharing the spotlight
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources