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keens

noun
plural of keen

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a crying out in grief
  • the loud keens of the widows were heard throughout the war-ravaged city

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keens

verb
present tense third-person singular of keen

Synonyms & Antonyms of keens (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely
  • victims of the disaster have been keening for weeks about the slowness of governmental aid

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2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • mourners keening for the victims of the bombing

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“Keens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keens. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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