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keenness

noun

1 keenness

A quick and penetrating intelligence:
— I admired the keenness of his mind.

synonyms: acuity, acuteness, sharpness.

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Dutch: gehaaid, luciditeit, pienter, scherpte, scherpzinnigheid, schranderheid, spitsheid, vernuft
Polish: przenikliwość



2 keenness

A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something.

synonyms: avidity, avidness, eagerness.

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Dutch: begeerte, enthousiasme, gretigheid, impatience
Polish: skwapliwość

3 keenness

Thinness of edge or fineness of point.

synonym: sharpness.

Dutch: gescherptheid, scherpheid
Polish: ostrość


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