keenness

Primary Meanings of keenness

1.
n
thinness of edge or fineness of point
2.
n
a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
Full Definitions of keenness
1

n thinness of edge or fineness of point

Synonyms:
sharpness
Antonyms:
bluntness, dullness
without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
Types:
acuteness
the quality of having a sharp edge or point
Type of:
configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape
any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

n a quick and penetrating intelligence

“I admired the keenness of his mind”
Synonyms:
acuity, acuteness, sharpness
Types:
steel trap
an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)
Type of:
intelligence
the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
2

n a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

Synonyms:
avidity, avidness, eagerness
Types:
ardor, ardour, elan, zeal
a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
Type of:
enthusiasm
a feeling of excitement

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