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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fain /ˈfen/
 (a.)樂意,不得不,只得…(ad.)訢然,樂意(vt.)不要

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fain a.
 1. Well-pleased; glad; apt; wont; fond; inclined.
    Men and birds are fain of climbing high.   --Shak.
    To a busy man, temptation is fainto climb up together with his business.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. Satisfied; contented; also, constrained.
    The learned Castalio was fain to make trechers at Basle to keep himself from starving.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fain, adv. With joy; gladly; -- with wold.
    He would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat.   --Luke xv. 16.
    Fain Would I woo her, yet I dare not.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fain, v. t. & i. To be glad ; to wish or desire. [Obs.]
    Whoso fair thing does fain to see.   --Spencer.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 fain
      adj : having made preparations; "prepared to take risks" [syn: disposed(p),
             inclined(p), prepared]
      adv : in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would
            fain do it" [syn: gladly, lief]