Definitions for fainfeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (adv.)gladly; willingly:

    He fain would accept.

  2. (adj.)content; willing.

  3. constrained; obliged.

  4. glad; pleased.

  5. desirous; eager.

* Archaic..

Origin of fain:

bef. 900; ME; OE fæg(e)n

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disposed(p), fain, inclined(p), prepared(adverb)

    having made preparations

    "prepared to take risks"

  2. gladly, lief, fain(adverb)

    in a willing manner

    "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"


  1. fain(Verb)

    To be delighted or glad; to rejoice

  2. fain(Verb)

    To gladden

  3. fain(Adverb)

    With joy; gladly.

  4. fain(Adjective)

    Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.

  5. fain(Adjective)

    Satisfied; contented.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fain(adj)

    well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined

  2. Fain(adj)

    satisfied; contented; also, constrained

  3. Fain(adverb)

    with joy; gladly; -- with wold

  4. Fain

    to be glad ; to wish or desire

Anagrams of fain

  1. an if, naif, naïf


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