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American English: /ˈkinˌnəs/
British English: /ˈkiːnnəs/

Translation of keenness in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (enthusiasm, eagerness) her keenness to meet them was obvious
    era obvio que estaba deseando conocerlos
    1.2 (of knife, blade) [literary]
    lo afilado
    (of wind)
    lo cortante
    1.3 (of sight, hearing, mind, wit) 1.4 [formal] (of pleasure, suffering, remorse)
    (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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