adjective, keen·er, keen·est.
Origin of keen1
SYNONYMS FOR keen
Related formskeen·ly, adverbkeen·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for keener
Of the two, Harry was the keener to get the relationship going again.Inside the Harry and Cressie Make Up: Britain’s Favorite Royal Is In Love|Tom Sykes|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is single, claiming not to be good at relationships, and keener to focus on work.
Back then—as now—Sharron Angle was a crusader, Keener said, and her greatest joy came from her faith.
Angle was a pious woman, Keener said, not one for earthly indulgences.
But Tóibín was keener on blogging which he compared to the thriving pamphlet industry during the 18th Century.
Their vision was keener than man's; Ahab could discover no sign in the sea.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
Nothing misty in her eyes now—rather a keener light than before.The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
No woman in England, so it was generally said, had a keener political insight than Lady Elphinspoon.Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels|Stephen Leacock
No one had a greater appreciation of, or took a keener pleasure in, life's unruffled placidity than the young society man.
He differed from them in degree, not in kind; he had a keener sense of artistic composition, a more excellent literary style.The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac|Jessie L. Weston