maugre

maugre

[maw-ger]
preposition Archaic.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
Also, mauger.


Origin:
1225–75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2

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maugre or mauger (ˈmɔːɡə)
 
prep
obsolete in spite of
 
[C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure]
 
mauger or mauger
 
prep
 
[C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure]

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