Definition of keenly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːnli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːnli//
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  1. 1in a way that involves strong or deep feelings or awareness synonym acutely We were keenly aware of the danger. They felt the pressure keenly.
  2. 2in a way that involves quick understanding The dogs are keenly intelligent.
  3. 3in a way that involves people competing very hard with each other for something a keenly fought contest
  4. 4in a way that shows you are enthusiastic or want something very much synonym eagerly They waited keenly to hear her speak.
  5. 5in a way that involves keeping a price low in order to compete with other prices a keenly priced car