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keenness

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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

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2 urgent desire or interest
  • was looking forward to his birthday party with the keenness of a youngster

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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

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“Keenness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/keenness. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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