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Definition of "keener" []

  • Comparative form of keen: more keen (adjective)
  • One who keens at a funeral. (noun)
  • Someone who is excessively keen or eager, possibly making others look bad; a brown-noser. (noun)

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Use "keener" in a sentence
  • "He was an adorable boy, his expression keener and more changeable than that of the changeling."
  • "It would be difficult to explain what the change was, but it forcibly struck Alain: the air was more dignified, the expression keener; there was a look of conscious power and command about the man even at that distance; the intense, concentrated intelligence of his eye, his firm lip, his marked features, his projecting, massive brow, would have impressed a very ordinary observer."
  • "The more absolutely he fails, the higher, it is probable, he will reckon his own merits; and the keener will be the sense of injury in that he whose work is of so high a nature cannot get bread, while they whose tasks are mean are lapped in luxury."