Fain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |feɪn|  American pronunciation of the word fain
Brit.  |feɪn|  British pronunciation of the word fain

adverb

- in a willing manner(syn: gladly, lief)

adjective

- having made preparations (syn: disposed, inclined, prepared)

Examples

...during the Renaissance most men of science and the arts were fain to express their noblest thoughts in Latin, the lingua franca of the learned...

...“I would fain not marry that suitor, my lord,” the princess pleaded...

I am quite fain of his company.

He was fain to acknowledge that she was right.

I would fain follow your advice.

I would fain do it

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