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maugre

or mauger

[maw-ger] /ˈmɔ gər/
preposition, Archaic.
1.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2
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maugre

/ˈmɔːɡə/
preposition
1.
(obsolete) in spite of
Word Origin
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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