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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun keenness:
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Definition of the noun keenness
What does keenness mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: keennesses
- a quick and penetrating intelligence
- a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
- thinness of edge or fineness of point
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of keenness: sharpness
- more generic words: configuration / conformation / contour / form / shape = any spatial attributes
- more specific word: acuteness = the quality of having a sharp edge or point
- attribute: sharp = having or made by a thin edge or sharp point
Alternative definition of the noun keenness
- sharpness or cutting ability
- astuteness or sagacity
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Keenness
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The Essence of Truth by Abram Allen
So, keenness is a positive attribute, and a requirement for leadership. It means having an edge, exercising foresight and having ideas to reason with. It defines our spirit and gets us closer to Truth. We all should be keen, live alert and enjoy life ...
The Dream Cafe (2015)
Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation by Duncan Bruce, Geoff Crook
Keenness is a characteristic that has gone out of fashion in big business because it can suggest naivety or immaturity – perhaps worse. In the great big manual of predictable management, a keen employee is not a team player – because they ...
by Louis Charles Elson
Temperament, individuality, force, dramatic ability, perseverance, industry, keenness, and ambition, ...
by Christian Friderick Bay
Skarphed, Sharpness, Keenness, Smartness, Severity, Stri8tness. (V ædskers) Sharpness, Tartness, Acrimony. (Skedevands) Corrosiveness, Mordacity. (Synets ), the Sharpness or Quickness of Sight. (Befalings). Strickness of an Order.
A Rhyming Dictionary (1824)
Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker
Sharp'ness Keenness; severity; painfulness, s. Crisp'ness Curledness; brittleness , s.
Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted
Keenness is as necessary to the making of a good lawyer as religion in a minister . W. Haxiff. We should treat...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
rape, rave, row acuity astuteness, edge, keenness, sharpness, wit acumen acuteness, astuteness, clevemess, discernment, discrimination, esprit, flair, ingenuity, insight, intelligence, judgement, keenness, knowledge, penetration, perception ...
by Nils Oeijord
instincts keenness, keenness instinct keeping your distance, keepingyourdistance (defending your personal space) instinct kenophobia, kenophobia ...
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Video shows what keenness means. sharpness or cutting ability. astuteness or sagacity. eagerness or enthusiasm. Keenness Meaning. How to pronounce ...
Scrabble value of K5E1E1N1N1E1S1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine