One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the company has signalled its keenness to sign a deal’
eagerness, willingness, readiness, desire, wish, anxiety, impatience
enthusiasm, fervour, wholeheartedness, zest, zeal, ardour, passion, devotion, avidity
earnestness, diligence, assiduity, conscientiousness, intentness
2‘the keenness of the blade’
3‘keenness of hearing’
acuteness, sharpness, sensitivity, perceptiveness, discrimination, clarity
4‘the keenness of his mind’
acuity, sharpness, subtlety, incisiveness, astuteness, perspicacity, perceptiveness, quick-wittedness, sharp-wittedness, shrewdness, penetration, insight, cleverness, discernment, intelligence, brightness, brilliance, canniness, sagacity
5‘the keenness of her wit’
incisiveness, causticity, tartness, sharpness, mordancy, acidity, acerbity, trenchancy, pungency, virulence, sarcasm, sardonicism, satire
6‘the keenness of his sense of loss’
intensity, acuteness, extremity, strength, power, violence, profundity, depth, ferocity
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