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maugre

or mau·ger

[maw-ger]
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preposition Archaic.
  1. in spite of; notwithstanding.

Origin of maugre

1225–75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2
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Examples from the Web for maugre

Historical Examples

  • Nature says,he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me.

    Nature

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • I wish the 'Packhorse' was quit of him, maugre his laced coat.

  • Maugre my will, sans help, blind, fired with furious madness.

  • And in despite of us all he is departed from us and maugre our heads.

  • But maugre all these Considerations, Blanch was glad when he left her, and ready to leap out of her Skin for joy.


British Dictionary definitions for maugre

maugre

mauger

preposition
  1. obsolete in spite of

Word Origin

C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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