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Definition 1: thinness of edge or fineness of point - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for keenness in the sense of this definition

(keenness is a kind of ...) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

"he could barely make out their shapes"

(... is a kind of keenness ) the quality of having a sharp edge or point

(... are attributes of keenness) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

Definition 2: a quick and penetrating intelligence - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where keenness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he argued with great acuteness
  • I admired the keenness of his mind

Synonyms for keenness in the sense of this definition

(keenness is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... is a kind of keenness ) an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)

"he's as sharp as a steel trap" "a mind like a steel trap"

Definition 3: a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for keenness in the sense of this definition

(keenness is a kind of ...) a feeling of excitement

(... is a kind of keenness ) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

"they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor" "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

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