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    keen

    Hi.
    What is a keen appreciation of something?

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    #2

    Re: keen

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    A "keen" appreciation of something is a strong appreciation of something.

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    Re: keen

    Thank you.

    I wait for British people too, since the speaker was a british person and there are some differences, you know.,,,

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    #4

    Re: keen

    It's the same in BrE.

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    #5

    Re: keen

    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Hi.
    What is a keen appreciation of something?
    Why wait for an Englishman, when you can consult a dictionary any time?

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/keen

    keen 1(kn)
    adj. keenˇer, keenˇest1. Having a fine, sharp cutting edge or point.
    2. Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. See Synonyms at sharp.
    3. Acutely sensitive: a keen ear.
    4. Sharp; vivid; strong: "His entire body hungered for keen sensation, something exciting" (Richard Wright).
    5. Intense; piercing: a keen wind.
    6. Pungent; acrid: A keen smell of skunk was left behind.
    7.a. Ardent; enthusiastic: a keen chess player.
    b. Eagerly desirous: keen on going to Europe in the spring.

    8. Slang Great; splendid; fine: What a keen day!



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    #6

    Re: keen

    Thank you.But the problem is I cannot choose between the different senses.

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    #7

    Re: keen

    Thank you all!

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