Archaic in spite of
Origin of maugreOld French maugré, malgré, literally , with displeasure from mal, ill + gré, pleasure: see mal- and agree
Notwithstanding; in spite of.
Origin of maugreMiddle English from Old French mal-, mau- bad ; see mal- . gre liking, pleasure ( from Latin grātum ) ( from ) ( neuter of grātus pleasing ; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
- (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.
- (obsolete) Notwithstanding, despite everything. [14th-17th c.]