keenness

  • 1Keenness — Keen ness, n. The quality or state of being keen. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2keenness — index insight, intelligence (intellect), judgment (discernment), predisposition, rigor, sagacity …

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  • 3keenness — 1520s, from KEEN (Cf. keen) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

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  • 4keenness — Ⅰ. keen [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager; enthusiastic. 2) (keen on) interested in or attracted by. 3) (of a blade) sharp. 4) mentally acute or quick. 5) Brit. (of prices) very low; competitive …

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  • 5keenness — noun 1. a quick and penetrating intelligence (Freq. 1) he argued with great acuteness I admired the keenness of his mind • Syn: ↑acuteness, ↑acuity, ↑sharpness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 6keenness — noun see keen I …

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  • 7keenness — See keenly. * * * …

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  • 8keenness — noun a) sharpness or cutting ability b) astuteness or sagacity …

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  • 9keenness — Synonyms and related words: absolute zero, acerbity, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuity, acumen, acumination, acuteness, adroitness, agility, alacrity, alertness, algidity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite,… …

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  • 10keenness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. insight, sharpness, shrewdness; see acumen , judgment 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A cutting quality: bite, edge, incisiveness, sharpness, sting. See SHARP. 2. Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging:… …

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  • 11keenness —  but keenest …

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  • 12keenness — keen·ness || kɪːnɪs n. sharpness; pungency; cleverness, perceptiveness, astuteness; intenseness; eagerness, enthusiasm …

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  • 13keenness — n. 1. Ardor, vehemence, eagerness, earnestness, fervor, zest. 2. Sharpness, acuteness. 3. Severity, rigor, sternness. 4. Causticity, acrimony, asperity, bitterness, pungency. 5. Poignancy, acuteness, bitterness. 6. Shrewdness, sagacity,… …

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  • 14keenness — n cogency, penetration, incisiveness, pointedness; mordancy, mordaciousness, trenchancy, pungency, cuttingness, bitingness, stingingness, scorchingness; satiricalness, sardonicism, derisiveness, mockingness, insultingness; harshness, severity,… …

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  • 15keenness — keen·ness …

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  • 16keenness — See: keen …

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  • 17keen — [[t]ki͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ keener, keenest, keens, keening, keened 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, ADJ on ing/n, ADJ that, ADJ to inf If you are keen on doing something, you very much want to do it. If you are keen that something should happen, you very much… …

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  • 18sharpness — noun 1. a quick and penetrating intelligence (Freq. 1) he argued with great acuteness I admired the keenness of his mind • Syn: ↑acuteness, ↑acuity, ↑keenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 19sharpness — n. 1. Acuteness, keenness. 2. Sagacity, shrewdness, ingenuity, wit, cleverness, quickness, acuteness, discernment, acumen. 3. Pungency, piquancy, acridity, acidity, tartness. 4. Severity, sarcasm, satire, pungency. 5. Poignancy, intensity,… …

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  • 20acuteness — noun 1. a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell • Hypernyms: ↑sensitivity, ↑sensitiveness, ↑sensibility 2. a quick and penetrating intelligence he argued with great acuteness I admired the… …

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