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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Glad or ready. Also: reluctantly willing.

Usage examples (34)
  • If all the skies were sunshine Our faces would be fain To feel once more upon them The cooling splash of rain.
  • Adverb : He fain would accept
  • Adjective : They were fain to go. ,He was fain to obey his Lord
  • Your name fain would I know. for more
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  • The prince chose to "feign" (to pretend) euphoria as he left the "fane" (a place of worship), telling his beloved that he would "fain" (ready; eager; happily) slay any dragon to save her.
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