What does the word fain mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Gladly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Reluctantly willing; content.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Glad; rejoiced.

Usage examples for fain

  1. I would fain see it. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  2. Take care of her rather than of me; for I would fain give her all, even my portion in heaven; and especially let us soon be happy. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  3. Why, I cannot tell, Philip, but I would fain prevent it. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat