maugre

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman malgré, from mal (bad) + gre (pleasure", "grace) (from Old French, from Latin gratum)

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maugre

  1. (archaic) Notwithstanding; in spite of. [from 14th c.]
    The young student played video games all night, maugre his homework that was due the next day.

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maugre (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Notwithstanding, despite everything. [14th-17th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.xi:
      cruell Mulciber would not obay / His threatfull pride, but did the more augment / His mighty rage, and with imperious sway / Him forst (maulgre) his fiercenesse to relent, / And backe retire [...].

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