keenness

Definitions of keenness
  1. noun
    thinness of edge or fineness of point
    synonyms: sharpness
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    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)
  2. noun
    a quick and penetrating intelligence
    “I admired the keenness of his mind”
    synonyms: acuity, acuteness, sharpness
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    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
  3. noun
    a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
    synonyms: avidity, avidness, eagerness
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    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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