HyperDic: keenness

English > 3 senses of the word keenness:
NOUNcognitionkeenness, acuteness, acuity, sharpnessa quick and penetrating intelligence
feelingkeenness, eagerness, avidity, avidnessa positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
attributekeenness, sharpnessthinness of edge or fineness of point
English > keenness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA quick and penetrating intelligence.
Example "I admired the keenness of his mind"
Synonymsacuteness, acuity, sharpness
Narrowersteel trapAn acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)
BroaderintelligenceThe ability to comprehend
Spanishacuidad, agudeza, vivacidad, viveza
Adjectiveskeenhaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
English > keenness: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something.
Synonymseagerness, avidity, avidness
Narrowerardor, ardour, elan, zealA feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
BroaderenthusiasmA feeling of excitement
Spanishafán, anhelo, ansia, ardor, avidez, impaciencia
Catalanafany, anhel, ànsia, ardor, avidesa, deler
English > keenness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningthinness of edge or fineness of point.
Synonymsharpness
AttributessharpHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
NarroweracutenessThe quality of having a sharp / sharp edge or point
Broadershape, form, configuration, contour, conformationAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Oppositedullness, bluntnessWithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
Spanishagudeza, perspicacia
Adjectiveskeenhaving a sharp cutting edge or point
sharpending in a sharp point

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