lief adj : (`lief' is archaic) very willing; "was lief to go"; "glad to help" [syn: glad, lief(p)] adv : in a willing manner; "this was gladly agreed to"; "I would fain do it" [syn: gladly, fain]
EtymologyOld English lēof, from Germanic *leubo-. Cognate with Dutch lief, German lieb, Swedish ljuv.
Lief may refer to:
- Jacob Lief (21st century), American humanitarian
- Lief Larson (born 1975), entrepreneur, futurist and technologist
- The lief that you live