Textual thesaurus for "keen"

(adj) lancinate, lancinating, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

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

(adj) great, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy, not bad, bang-up, bully, dandy, corking, cracking, swell, slap-up, smashing

very good

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

(adj) exquisite

intense or sharp

suffered exquisite pain; felt exquisite pleasure

(adj) penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, knifelike, 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

(verb) lament

express grief verbally

we lamented the death of the child