The quality of being eager or enthusiastic; eagerness: he has expressed his keenness to retain his job
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- Bur rather than settle down and start producing a bland composite, he retains his enthusiasm and keenness to experiment.
- When I recall my early enthusiasm and keenness and compare it with three or four years later, I see a significant difference.
- At the end, I was greatly impressed by the smartness and keenness of all of them, and by the firmness and intelligence of their questions.
acuity, sharpness, subtlety, incisiveness, astuteness, perspicacity, perceptiveness, quick-wittedness, sharp-wittedness, shrewdness, penetration, insight, cleverness, discernment, intelligence, brightness, brilliance, canniness, sagacity
incisiveness, causticity, tartness, sharpness, mordancy, acidity, acerbity, trenchancy, pungency, virulence, sarcasm, sardonicism, satire
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