Definition of KEENNESS

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
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>

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