maugre

or mau·ger

[maw-ger]
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preposition Archaic.

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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maugre

mauger

preposition

obsolete in spite of

Word Origin for maugre

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