Definitions for fainfeɪn
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disposed(p), fain, inclined(p), prepared(adverb)
having made preparations
"prepared to take risks"
gladly, lief, fain(adverb)
in a willing manner
"this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"
To be delighted or glad; to rejoice
With joy; gladly.
Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.
well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined
satisfied; contented; also, constrained
with joy; gladly; -- with wold
to be glad ; to wish or desire
Origin: [OE. fain, fagen, AS. fgen; akin to OS. fagan, Icel. faginn glad; AS. fgnian to rejoice, OS. fagann, Icel. fagna, Goth. faginn, cf. Goth. fahds joy; and fr. the same root as E. fair. Srr Fair, a., and cf. Fawn to court favor.]
an if, naif, naïf
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I would fain die a dry death.
'We are always doing', says he, 'something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.
The dull-hued turkey apes the gait Of lordly peacock, richly plumed; And thus the poetaster shows When he would fain his verse recite.
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
And be on they guard against the good and the just They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.
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