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lief

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adjective \ˈlēf, ˈlēv\

Definition of lief

  1. 1 archaic :  dear, beloved

  2. 2 archaic :  willing, glad



Origin of lief

Middle English lief, lef, from Old English lēof; akin to Old English lufu love


First Known Use: before 12th century


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lief

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adverb \ˈlēv, ˈlēf\

Definition of lief

  1. :  soon, gladly <I'd as lief go as not>



13th Century

First Known Use of lief

13th century


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