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fain

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fain

  1. having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) <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> Synonyms amenable, disposed, willing, game, glad, inclined, minded, readyRelated Words predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms disinclined, unamenable, unwilling




fain

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fain

  1. by choice or preference <“I would fain not marry that suitor, my lord,” the princess pleaded> Synonyms rather, first, preferably, readily, soon, willinglyRelated Words alternately, alternatively, either, instead; electively, optionally; desirably, gladly, wishfully; obligingly, voluntarilyNear Antonyms reluctantly; forcibly, willy-nillyAntonyms involuntarily, unwillingly




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