Definition of keenness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkiːnnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːnnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being enthusiastic or wanting something very much synonym eagerness I admire his enthusiasm and keenness to experiment.
  2. 2the strength or depth of a feeling the keenness of his ambition
  3. 3the quality of understanding well or quickly the keenness of her insight
  4. 4the quality of competing very hard for something the keenness of the competition