Synonyms for keen

Synonyms for (noun) keen

Synonyms: keen

Definition: a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

Similar words: dirge, coronach, requiem, lament, threnody

Definition: a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

Synonyms for (verb) keen

Synonyms: keen, lament

Definition: express grief verbally

Usage: we lamented the death of the child

Similar words: express emotion, express feelings

Definition: give verbal or other expression to one's feelings

Synonyms for (adjective) keen

Synonyms: keen

Definition: having a sharp cutting edge or point

Usage: a keen blade

Similar words: sharp

Definition: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

Usage: a sharp knife; a pencil with a sharp point


Synonyms: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Usage: a cutting wind; keen winds; knifelike cold; piercing knifelike pains; piercing cold; piercing criticism; a stabbing pain; lancinating pain

Similar words: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds


Synonyms: great, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy, not bad, bang-up, keen, bully, dandy, corking, cracking, swell, slap-up, smashing

Definition: very good

Usage: he did a bully job; a neat sports car; had a great time at the party; you look simply smashing

Similar words: good

Definition: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

Usage: 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


Synonyms: exquisite, keen

Definition: intense or sharp

Usage: suffered exquisite pain; felt exquisite pleasure

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense


Synonyms: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation