Definition of 'keen'
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At work your interesting ideas and your keen eye for detail impress the bosses. The Sun (2016)All these youngsters are keen to make it to the top. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The council is also keen to help voluntary groups promoting peace and combating extremism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have a keen eye for competitions with great odds and choose the best names and numbers when you go with your instincts. The Sun (2016)Her team of advisers are keen to get her featured in magazines such as Vogue. The Sun (2017)The Russians are also keen on it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Not only are consumers extremely keen on buying products online, they are also willing to shop internationally. Computing (2010)You also have a keen eye for spotting antique bargains. The Sun (2011)It was really good fun and they were all keen sailors and enthusiastic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Buyers keen on the idea of a mini purchase need to consider some practical downsides. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is dead keen to be with us. The Sun (2013)The keen golfer knew he needed an experienced playing partner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are also keen not to overspend. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He also took a keen interest in the gift shops. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are extremely keen for him to stay. The Sun (2007)We are keen to avoid flying unless absolutely necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And there are legal firms linked to the music industry keen to take him on. The Sun (2011)You do not become an extraordinarily successful magazine publisher without a fine business sense and keen eye for spotting trends. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Chinese are very keen on noise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The England star made some enquiries and is keen to get hold of her number. The Sun (2010)The Germans are keen to make his move permanent but may struggle to meet the price tag. The Sun (2013)The duchess always says it's important to have a keen pair of ears and keep quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)England's head coach is keen to make his priority the training field. The Sun (2006)It's a lot of fun being this keen and enthusiastic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is what makes a partner, new or old, keen to get closer. The Sun (2009)
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British English: keen /kiːn/ ADJECTIVE
If you are keen on doing something, you very much want to do it. If you are keenthat something should happen, you very much want it to happen.
He was keen to show his family the photos.
- American English: enthusiastic
- Arabic: مُتَحَمِّسٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: entusiástico
- Chinese: 渴望的
- Croatian: gorljiv
- Czech: dychtivý
- Danish: ivrig efter
- Dutch: enthousiast van zintuigen
- European Spanish: resuelto
- Finnish: innokas
- French: enthousiaste
- German: begeistert
- Greek: ενθουσιώδης
- Italian: appassionato
- Japanese: 熱心な
- Korean: 열심인
- Norwegian: ivrig
- Polish: zapalony
- European Portuguese: entusiástico
- Romanian: nerăbdător
- Russian: жаждать
- Spanish: entusiasta
- Swedish: angelägen
- Thai: กระตือรือร้น
- Turkish: istekli
- Ukrainian: зацікавлений
- Vietnamese: say mê
Definition of keen from the Collins English Dictionary
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