malgré que

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

malgré que (+ subjunctive)

  1. (proscribed) despite that (even though; despite the fact that; although)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This conjunction is followed by the subjunctive.
  • malgré is normally a preposition. Although the conjunctive construction has long been used by prestigious authors, it has been harshly condemned by pundits for over a century. Compare despite that in English.

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