from The Century Dictionary.

  • With good will: now used only as French bon gré, in the phrase bon gré mal gré, willingly or unwillingly; willy-nilly.
  • Agreeably to.


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  • With good will; agreeably. According to Foyle, the word is pronounced "BON-gray" and is derived from the French de bon gre, "of good will."

    July 31, 2008

  • Is this what Ben-Gay is made of? Hmm...

    July 31, 2008

  • Only if it's well-meaning.

    July 31, 2008