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FAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fain mean? 

FAIN (adjective)
  The adjective FAIN has 1 sense:

1. having made preparations

  Familiarity information: FAIN used as an adjective is very rare.


FAIN (adverb)
  The adverb FAIN has 1 sense:

1. in a willing manner

  Familiarity information: FAIN used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAIN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having made preparations

Synonyms:

disposed; fain; prepared; inclined

Context example:

prepared to take risks

Similar:

willing (disposed or inclined toward)


FAIN (adverb)


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Meaning:

In a willing manner

Synonyms:

fain; gladly; lief

Context examples:

this was gladly agreed to / I would fain do it


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