Definition and Meanings for lief
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Part of Speech of lief
noun, adjective, adverb
Etymology of lief
Meaning of lief
- same as lif.
as adjective, noun
- dear; beloved.
- pleasing; agreeable; acceptable; preferable.
- willing; disposed.
- a dear one; a sweetheart.
- 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.