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English noun: keenness

1. keenness (cognition) a quick and penetrating intelligence

SamplesHe argued with great acuteness.
I admired the keenness of his mind.

Synonymsacuity, acuteness, sharpness

Broader (hypernym)intelligence

Narrower (hyponym)steel trap

2. keenness (feeling) a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

Synonymsavidity, avidness, eagerness

Broader (hypernym)enthusiasm

Narrower (hyponym)ardor, ardour, elan, zeal

3. keenness (attribute) thinness of edge or fineness of point


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape

Narrower (hyponym)acuteness


Antonymsbluntness, dullness

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