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1In spite of, notwithstanding. Now archaic and rare.
2"malgré lui" Brit./ˌmalɡreɪ ˈlwiː/ U.S./ˌmaelˌɡreɪ ˈlwi/: in spite of himself, herself, or itself. "malgré elle" (also "malgré eux", "malgré moi", etc.): in spite of herself (themselves, myself, etc.).
3"malgré tout": despite everything.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From French malgré despite.
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