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keenness

Syllabification: keen·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈkēnˌnəs
 
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Definition of keenness in English:

noun

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.

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