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