What is another word for keyed?

Pronunciation: [kˈiːd] (IPA)

Keyed is often used to describe a state of being acutely tuned or actively focused. Synonyms for 'keyed' include concentrated, alert, tuned in, aware, responsive, attentive, and switched on. These words capture the essence of being mentally and physically prepared, especially in high pressure situations. Other synonyms for keyed include primed, activated, charged up, energized, galvanized, and ready to go. Each of these words implies some level of heightened awareness and suggests a readiness to tackle challenges head on. Whatever the context, using synonyms for keyed helps to bring nuance and specificity to our language, while also painting a more vivid picture of the situation at hand.

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What are the hypernyms for Keyed?

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What are the opposite words for keyed?

Keyed is an adjective that typically means firmly fixed or arranged. Some antonyms for the word keyed would be: loose, unsecured, disarranged, disorganized, haphazard, or unsteady. Loose implies something that is not secured tightly or fastened securely. Unsecured means something is not fixed or protected against something else gaining access. Disarranged denotes something that is not orderly or neat. Disorganized means something is not structured or systemized. Haphazard means something done without any particular order or method. Lastly, unsteady refers to something that is not stable or firm.

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Usage examples for Keyed

At first the effort to find a workable way over the troublesome pack surface had kept mind and body keyed to an exciting pitch, but slowly this had changed.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
My feeling at the time was that I was under no obligation to patrons, to the Government, to any society, or anyone, and that I had a right to deliver lectures at a time when public interest was keyed up, and to prepare my detailed reports at a time when I should have more leisure.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
He was keyed for strife, and the musical water, the calm starlight and the soft warm breeze maddened him.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Keyed

  • Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that.
    Robert Morgan
  • Even in Scandinavia, where social democratic institutions were far more culturally ingrained, membership of the EU—or even just participation in the World Trade Organization and other international agencies—appeared to constrain locally-initiated legislation. In short, social democracy seemed doomed by that same internationalization which its early theorists had so enthusiastically adumbrated as the future of capitalism. From this perspective, social democracy—like liberalism—was a byproduct of the rise of the European nation-state: a political idea keyed to the social challenges of industrialization in developed societies. Not only was there no ‘socialism’ in America, but social democracy as a working compromise between radical goals and liberal traditions lacked widespread support in any other continent. There was no shortage of enthusiasm for revolutionary socialism in much of the non-Western world, but the distinctively European compromise did not export well.
    Tony Judt
  • We bore round the point toward the old anchoring ground of the hide ships, and there, covering the sand hills and the valleys... flickering all over with the lamps of its streets and houses, lay a city of one hundred thousand inhabitants. The dock into which we drew, and the streets about it, were densely crowded with express wagons and handcarts... Though this crowd I made my way, along the well-built and well-light streets, as alive as by day, where boys in high-keyed voices where already crying the latest New York papers. When I awoke in the morning, and looked from my windows over the city of San Francisco, with its storehouses, towers, and steeples; its courthouses, theaters, and hospitals, its daily journals, its well-filled learned professions, its fortresses and lighthouses; its wharves and harbor... when I saw all these things, and reflected on what I once saw here, and what now surrounded me, I could scarcely keep my hold on reality at all, or the genuineness of anything.
    Richard Henry Dana

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