Translation of keenness in Spanish:

keenness

Pronunciation: /ˈkiːnnəs; ˈkiːnnɪs/

n

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
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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.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.