Lief vs Alief - What's the difference?

lief | alief |


As nouns the difference between lief and alief

is that lief is body while alief is (philosophy|psychology) a primitive, subconscious belieflike attitude which may contradict one's conscious beliefs.

lief

English

Adjective

  • (archaic) beloved, dear, agreeable
  • (archaic) willing
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    Adverb

  • (archaic, except UK dialectal) Readily, willingly.
  • * 1869 , RD Blackmoore, Lorna Doone , II:
  • these great masters of the art, who would far liefer see us little ones practice it, than themselves engage [...].
    I'd as lief have one as t'other.

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    * (l) * (l), (l) ----

    alief

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (philosophy, psychology) A primitive, subconscious belieflike attitude which may contradict one's conscious beliefs.
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