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absolute zero, acerbity, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuity, acumen, acumination, acuteness, adroitness, agility, alacrity, alertness, algidity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, aptitude, aptness, asperity, astringency, astuteness, attention, attentiveness, avidity, avidness, bite, bitingness, bitterness, bleakness, braininess, breathless impatience, brightness, brilliance, briskness, causticity, causticness, cheerful readiness, chill, chilliness, clear thinking, cleverness, cold, coldness, cool, coolness, coolth, corrosiveness, crispness, cryogenics, cryology, cuttingness, decrease in temperature, dexterity, discernment, discrimination, eagerness, edge, elan, esprit, facetiousness, fierceness, flair, forwardness, freezing point, freshness, frigidity, frostiness, funniness, gelidity, genius, giftedness, gifts, grip, gust, gusto, harshness, humorousness, iciness, impatience, incisiveness, inclemency, intense cold, jocoseness, jocularity, joking, joshing, keen desire, keen-wittedness, life, liveliness, low temperature, mental alertness, mercurial mind, mordacity, mordancy, mucronation, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nip, nippiness, nous, penetration, percipience, perspicacity, piercingness, piquancy, pleasantry, poignancy, point, pointedness, prickliness, promptitude, promptness, punctuality, pungency, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, rawness, readiness, ready wit, rigor, roughness, saltiness, savvy, severity, sharp air, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, shrewdness, sleeplessness, smartness, smarts, sourness, spinosity, spirit, sprightly wit, stabbingness, sting, stridency, stringency, talent, tartness, teeth, thorniness, trenchancy, vehemence, verve, violence, virulence, vitality, vivacity, wakefulness, wit, wittiness, zest, zestfulness

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  • Keenness — Keen ness, n. The quality or state of being keen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • keenness — 1520s, from KEEN (Cf. keen) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keenness — Ⅰ. keen [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager; enthusiastic. 2) (keen on) interested in or attracted by. 3) (of a blade) sharp. 4) mentally acute or quick. 5) Brit. (of prices) very low; competitive …   English terms dictionary

  • keenness — noun 1. a quick and penetrating intelligence (Freq. 1) he argued with great acuteness I admired the keenness of his mind • Syn: ↑acuteness, ↑acuity, ↑sharpness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • keenness — noun see keen I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keenness — See keenly. * * * …   Universalium

  • keenness — noun a) sharpness or cutting ability b) astuteness or sagacity …   Wiktionary

  • keenness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. insight, sharpness, shrewdness; see acumen , judgment 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A cutting quality: bite, edge, incisiveness, sharpness, sting. See SHARP. 2. Skill in perceiving, discriminating, or judging:… …   English dictionary for students

  • keenness —  but keenest …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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