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keenness

Pronunciation: /ˈkiːnnəs; ˈkiːnnɪs/

Translation of keenness in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (enthusiasm, eagerness) entusiasmo (masculine) her keenness to meet them was obvious era obvio que estaba deseando conocerlos 1.2 (of knife, blade) [literary/literario] lo afilado; (of wind) lo cortante 1.3 (of sight, hearing, mind, wit) agudeza (feminine) 1.4 [formal] (of pleasure, suffering, remorse) intensidad (feminine); (of competition) lo reñido
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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