Meaning of fain

fain

Pronunciation: (fān), [key]
— adv.
  1. gladly; willingly: He fain would accept.
—adj.
  1. content; willing: They were fain to go.
  2. constrained; obliged: He was fain to obey his Lord.
  3. glad; pleased.
  4. desirous; eager.
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