Significado de “keen” - en el Diccionario Inglés

keen en inglés británico

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uk /kiːn/ us /kiːn/

keen adjective (EAGER)

B1 very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much:

They were very keen to start work as soon as possible.
Joan wanted to go to a movie but I wasn't keen (= I didn't want to go).
She's a keen tennis player
She's keen on (playing) tennis.
UK My son's mad keen on cycling.
He's rather keen on a girl in his school (= he is very attracted to her).

Más ejemplos

  • Prince Charles is a keen polo player.
  • They've been keen walkers ever since they read about the benefits of exercise.
  • Doctors are short of time to listen and are therefore keen to dish out drugs whenever they can.
  • "What did he think of your suggestion?" "I don't think he was too keen."
  • With an election approaching, the prime minister is keen to maintain his popularity.

keen adjective (STRONG)

extreme or very strong:

Many people are taking a keen interest (= a very great interest) in the result of the vote.

C1 very good or well developed:

a keen sense of smell
adverb uk /ˈkiː us /ˈkiː

They are keenly (= extremely) aware that this will be their last chance to succeed.

keenverb [ I ]

uk /kiːn/ us /kiːn/ literary
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkiːn.nəs/ us /ˈkiːn.nəs/

the quality of being keen

(Definición de keen del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

keen en inglés americano

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keenadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /kin/

keen adjective [ -er/-est only ] (STRONGLY FELT)

(esp. of emotions and beliefs) strongly felt:

a keen interest in painting

keen adjective [ -er/-est only ] (DEVELOPED)

(of an awareness or ability) very developed, or (of the mind) very quick to understand:

a keen eye for detail
a keen sense of smell

keen adjective [ -er/-est only ] (EAGER)

eager, interested, and enthusiastic:

Theresa isn’t too keen on pets.

(Definición de keen del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

keen en inglés de negocios

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uk /kiːn/ us

if competition between people or businesses is keen, they are using a lot of effort to be more successful than the others:

Some firms are diversifying their businesses in response to keen competition.

UK if prices are keen, they are lower and offer more value than others:

Superstores may offer keen prices that small-town shops cannot match.

UK very interested in something or eager to do something:

A keen member of two local investment clubs, he runs portfolios of shares for both himself and his wife.
a keen interest in sth Among the foundation's donors are corporations with a keen interest in issues before the legislature.
keen on sth Like every banker these days, he is keen on managing other people's wealth.
keen to do sth The company is keen to expand beyond the UK.

(Definición de keen del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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