What is another word for lief?

Pronunciation: [lˈiːf] (IPA)

Lief is an uncommon word that means "dear" or "beloved". It is often used in romantic poetry or literature to express affection towards someone. Some synonyms for lief include "beloved", "cherished", "dear", "darling", "precious", "treasured", "adored", "loved", and "sweet". All of these words have similar connotations and can be used interchangeably with lief. They are often used in love letters, wedding vows, and other expressions of love and commitment. Using synonyms for lief can help add depth and emotion to your writing and make it more meaningful to the reader.

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What are the hypernyms for Lief?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Lief

"I'd as lief settle my account with him right now.
"Brand Blotters"
William MacLeod Raine
Would-would you give me the lief to say that?
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale
I had thutht ath lief; I played that way onth, a three-handed game with a dummy.
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock

Famous quotes with Lief

  • Could man be drunk for ever With liquor, love, or fights, lief should I rouse at mornings And lief lie down of nights. But men at whiles are sober And think by fits and starts, And if they think, they fasten Their hands upon their hearts.
    A. E. Housman
  • Ben, the ethics of sex is a thorny problem. Each of us is forced to grope for a solution he can live with — in the face of a preposterous, unworkable, and evil code of so-called "morals." Most of us know the code is wrong; almost everybody breaks it. But we pay Danegeld by feeling guilty and giving lip service. Willy-nilly, the code rides us, dead and stinking, an albatross around the neck. You, too, Ben. You fancy yourself a free soul — and break that evil code. But faced with a problem in sexual ethics new to you, you tested it against that same Judeo-Christian code ... so automatically your stomach did flip-flops ... and you think that proves you're right and they're wrong. Faugh! I'd as lief use trial by ordeal.
    Robert A. Heinlein

Related words: lief by james, lief the parable, lief the book

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