keenness


keenness

noun

Definition of KEENNESS

1
a harsh or sharp quality <the keenness of the knife should tell you that it was sharpened recently> <a writer famous for the keenness of her wit>
Near Antonyms gentleness, kindliness
Antonyms mildness, softness
4
the state or quality of being able to sense slight impressions or differences <there's an enhanced keenness of hearing that young mothers seem to develop>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up keenness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).