Word:

Lief

Pronunciation: lēf
n.1.Same as Lif.
a.1.Dear; beloved.
As thou art lief and dear.
- Tennyson.
2.Pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.
Full lief me were this counsel for to hide.
- Chaucer.
3.Willing; disposed.
I am not lief to gab.
- Chaucer.
He up arose, however lief or loth.
- Spenser.
n.1.A dear one; a sweetheart.
adv.1.Gladly; willingly; freely; - now used only in the phrases, had as lief, and would as lief; as, I had, or would, as lief go as not.
I had as lief the town crier spoke my lines.
- Shak.
Far liefer by his dear hand had I die.
- Tennyson.
Adj.1.lief - (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to help"
Synonyms: glad
Adv.1.lief - in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it"
Synonyms: fain, gladly
fain, gladly
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