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keen

keen as in express grief verbally
  • "we lamented the death of the child"

Synonyms

  • lamentexpress grief verbally; regret strongly; a cry of sorrow and grief; a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person ; a mournful poem
keen as in a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
    keen as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • acutea mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation ; having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; extremely sharp or severe; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; of an angle; ending in a sharp point ; of critical importance and consequence
    • discriminatingshowing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    • incisivehaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; suitable for cutting or piercing
    • knifelikecutting or able to cut as if with a knife ; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; having a sharp or distinct edge
    • penetratinghaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; tending to penetrate
    • penetrativehaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; tending to penetrate
    • piercinghaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    • sharpchanging suddenly in direction and degree; a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named ; a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point ; (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; ending in a sharp point ; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; harsh; having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones; extremely steep; keenly and painfully felt; having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; very sudden and in great amount or degree; quick and forceful
    keen as in intense or sharp
    • "suffered exquisite pain"
    • "felt exquisite pleasure"

    Synonyms

    • exquisiteintense or sharp; lavishly elegant and refined ; delicately beautiful; of extreme beauty
    keen as in very good
    • "he did a bully job"
    • "a neat sports car"
    • "had a great time at the party"
    • "you look simply smashing"
    • "we had a grand old time"

    Synonyms

    • bang-upvery good
    • bullyvery good; be bossy towards; discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; a cruel and brutal fellow ; a hired thug
    • corkingvery good
    • crackingvery good; a sudden sharp noise; the act of cracking something ; the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
    • dandyvery good; a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance ; a sailing vessel with two masts
    • greata person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; relatively large in size or number or extent; of major significance or importance; remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; very good; uppercase; in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    • groovyvery good; (British informal) very chic
    • neatclean or organized; showing care in execution; free from clumsiness; superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject; very good; (of an alcoholic drink) without water
    • niftyvery good
    • not bad(p)
    • peachyvery good; of something resembling a peach in color
    • slap-upvery good
    • swellincrease in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; expand abnormally; come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); come up, as of a liquid; cause to become swollen; very good; the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea ; a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor) ; a crescendo followed by a decrescendo ; a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    • smashingthe act of breaking something into small pieces ; very good
    • old(a)
    keen as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • cutting(of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; unpleasantly cold and damp; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film ; a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting ; the act of cutting something into parts; a piece cut off from the main part of something ; an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape ; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the act of diluting something; the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    • knifelikecutting or able to cut as if with a knife ; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; having a sharp or distinct edge
    • piercinghaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    • stabbingcausing physical or especially psychological injury; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    • lancinatepainful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    • lancinatingpainful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    keen as in having a sharp cutting edge or point
    • "a keen blade"