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Meaning of KEENNESS

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  thinness of edge or fineness of point
  2. [n]  a quick and penetrating intelligence; "he argued with great acuteness"; "I admired the keenness of his mind"
  3. [n]  a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

KEENNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: acuity, acuteness, avidity, avidness, eagerness, sharpness, sharpness
 Antonyms: bluntness, dullness, dulness
 See Also: acuteness, ardor, ardour, configuration, conformation, contour, elan, enthusiasm, form, intelligence, shape, steel trap, zeal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Keen"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being keen.

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