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  • adj.enthusiastic
  • adj.sharp, piercing
  • adj.intelligent

synonyms for keener

  • anxious
  • ardent
  • avid
  • eager
  • fervent
  • fierce
  • impatient
  • intense
  • alert
  • animate
  • animated
  • devoted
  • earnest
  • intent
  • interested
  • spirited
  • warm
  • agog
  • appetent
  • athirst
  • breathless
  • dying to
  • ebullient
  • fervid
  • fond of
  • gung ho
  • impassioned
  • lively
  • perfervid
  • sprightly
  • thirsty
  • vehement
  • vivacious
  • zealous
  • acute
  • strong
  • intense
  • penetrating
  • acid
  • pointed
  • cutting
  • caustic
  • extreme
  • fine
  • tart
  • incisive
  • observant
  • perceptive
  • quick-witted
  • sardonic
  • satirical
  • trenchant
  • honed
  • razor-sharp
  • unblunted
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antonyms for keener

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  • apathetic
  • calm
  • cool
  • dispassionate
  • indifferent
  • peaceful
  • unconcerned
  • unenthusiastic
  • lethargic
  • blunt
  • dull
  • idiotic
  • ignorant
  • obtuse
  • pointless
  • reluctant
  • stupid
  • uninterested
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How to use keener in a sentence

In fattest peace times, I never saw a keener, happier looking lot.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Perception is keener, memory more definite, feeling more intense.
JOHN DEWEY'S LOGICAL THEORYDELTON THOMAS HOWARD
He was suddenly aware, as he talked to her later, of a keener edge to his appreciation of the charm of Alicia Livingstone.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
For Members opposite interest in Peterhead Harbour growing keener and more urgent.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
Had the sister ships been simply sailing boat against boat, they could not have carried on a keener duel.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
The child saw further; perhaps the artistic strain in her gave her keener reasoning.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The people are being educated to a keener appreciation of beauty than ever before.
AMATEUR GARDENCRAFTEBEN E. REXFORD
None of the old pike boys enjoys with keener relish a recital of the stories of the old pike than Rush.
THE OLD PIKETHOMAS B. SEARIGHT
Since Cobbett no keener agriculturist's eye or better pen had surveyed North Wiltshire.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
I never saw a man derive a keener pleasure out of just standing and talking with women.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.