keenness keenness


  1. (n) a quick and penetrating intelligence
  2. (n) a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
  3. (n) thinness of edge or fineness of point


  1. Keith Moon, their great drummer, had taken some of the band's careening keenness with him when he died in 1978.
  2. Then they discovered the book in a sealed box and began hailing her for the keenness of her third eye.
  3. There was a keenness in the face, too, that most artists missed.



  1. Mr Lambert said: "Of course, businesses don't expect graduates to arrive on day one fully trained, but what they do value in graduates are their people skills, a focus on the customer and a keenness to solve problems."
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Richard Lambert Source:

  2. Asked if there was still a role for Adam at Ibrox, Smith said: "Of course there is. He played in the game on Saturday. Unfortunately for us, he was ill. Such was his keenness to play that he didn't mention it. There was a little bit of sickness on...
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Walter Smith Source:

  3. Keegan said: "I had no problems putting David Edgar in. He had a little bit of an iffy start, to be fair, trying to win a couple of balls that Franz Beckenbauer in his prime wouldn't have tried to win. But that's just keenness. After that, the...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Kevin Keegan Source:

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