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e·gre·gious

 (ĭ-grē′jəs, -jē-əs)
adj.
Conspicuously bad or offensive. See Synonyms at flagrant.

[From Latin ēgregius, outstanding : ē-, ex-, ex- + grex, greg-, herd; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

e·gre′gious·ly adv.
e·gre′gious·ness n.

egregious

(ɪˈɡriːdʒəs; -dʒɪəs)
adj
1. outstandingly bad; flagrant: an egregious lie.
2. archaic distinguished; eminent
[C16: from Latin ēgregius outstanding (literally: standing out from the herd), from ē- out + grex flock, herd]
eˈgregiously adv
eˈgregiousness n

e•gre•gious

(ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əs)

adj.
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
[1525–35; < Latin ēgregius preeminent =ē- e- + gregius, adj. derivative of grex, s. greg- flock; see -ous]
e•gre′gious•ly, adv.
e•gre′gious•ness, n.

egregious

- First meant "remarkably good" and "standing out or apart from the flock or herd; eminent"; its later derogatory sense is probably an ironical use.
See also related terms for herd.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.egregious - conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
conspicuous - obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

egregious

egregious

adjective
Conspicuously bad or offensive:
Translations
flagrantuhørt

egregious

[ɪˈgriːdʒəs] ADJatroz, enorme; [liar etc] → notorio

egregious

References in classic literature ?
You are mistaken in thinking so," returned Franz calmly; "but you merely fall into the same error which leads so many of our countrymen to commit the most egregious blunders, -- I mean that of judging the habits and customs of Italy and Spain by our Parisian notions; believe me, nothing is more fallacious than to form any estimate of the degree of intimacy you may suppose existing among persons by the familiar terms they seem upon; there is a similarity of feeling at this instant between ourselves and the countess -- nothing more.
Yes, as now I look back at things, I remember that I felt greatly depressed, despite the absurd gigglings of the egregious Blanche.
The egregious rustic put to death A bull by stopping of its breath: Disposed the carcass in a shed With fragrant herbs and branches spread.
She was almost as far from believing as from wishing it to be sincere; for she had not forgotten that he could mistake, and his assertion of the offer and of her encouragement convinced her that his mistakes could sometimes be very egregious.
He would be quiet; he was in ridiculous and offensive earnest about his egregious Cure.
He had made an egregious ass of himself before the whole ship.
The daughter of the egregious financier de Barral did not answer at once this question going to the heart of things.
However, her extreme poverty, and chiefly her egregious vanity (somewhat of which hath been already hinted to the reader), gave him some little hope, that, notwithstanding all her avowed tenderness, she might in time be brought to content herself with a fortune superior to her expectation, and which might indulge her vanity, by setting her above all her equals.
Once when we left him unpaid, with egregious excuses, I looked back and saw him shaking with inaudible laughter behind his film.
The author of "Zarathustra" never lost sight of that egregious example of a transvaluation of all values through Christianity, whereby the whole of the deified mode of life and thought of the Greeks, as well as strong Romedom, was almost annihilated or transvalued in a comparatively short time.
Nor could I think that it had occurred to him before our egregious doctor's last visit, this very morning.
Dowler had as great an objection to duelling as himself; in short, this blustering and awful personage was one of the most egregious cowards in existence, and interpreting Mr.