Related to maugre: Mauger, aggrandizement


prep. Archaic
Notwithstanding; in spite of.

[Middle English, from Old French : mal-, mau-, bad; see mal- + gre, liking, pleasure (from Latin grātum, from neuter of grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˈmɔːɡə) or


obsolete in spite of
[C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure]


(ˈmɔ gər)

prep. Archaic.
in spite of.
[1225–75; < Old French: literally, spite, ill-will =mau- mal- + gre favor, will < Latin grātum; compare agree]
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I through the ample Air in Triumph high Shall lead Hell Captive maugre Hell, and show The powers of darkness bound.
By Saint Thomas of Kent,'' said he, ``an I buckle to my gear, I will teach thee, sir lazy lover, to mell with thine own matters, maugre thine iron case there
Therefore one of these Thou must make sure thy own: the Parthian first, By my advice, as nearer, and of late Found able by invasion to annoy Thy country, and captive lead away her kings, Antigonus and old Hyrcanus, bound, Maugre the Roman.
Maugre all the selfishness that chills like east winds the world, the whole human family is bathed with an element of love like a fine ether.
Mockingly, On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths; A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn; Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall, Maugre the farmer's sighs; and, at the gate, A tapering turret overtops the work.
And maugre Saintsbury's objections, the Dickens passage (to make a return to the text) is for many readers a very effective one.
Put on your spectacles and marke it well Than shall you se, and say, maugre your hart That trolle in, hath played a true subiectes part.
As even Aaron, Shakespeare's moral monster in Titus Andronicus, cries upon seeing his illegitimate newborn, "This before all the world do I prefer; This maugre [pleasure] all the world will I keep safe / Or some of you shall smoke for it in Rome.
Non e questione di sconfiggere, grazie alla scrittura, la morte fisica; il maugre la mort un second vivre invocato da Ronsard e solo un magro patto di sopravvivenza.
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Thou canst not slave Or banish me; I will be free at home, Maugre the beard of greatness.
And in motet 14 -- Maugre mon cuer, contre mon sentement / De ma dolour confortes doucement / QULA AMORE LANGUEO -- the persona of the upper voices complains that his love is unrequited, and fantasizes about the fulfilment of his desires.