Egregious meaning

ĭ-grējəs, -jē-əs
Outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad; flagrant.

An egregious error.

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The definition of egregious is extraordinary, but in a negative way.

An example of egregious is a person who is a fantastic liar.

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Outrageously bad; shocking.
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Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

The student has made egregious errors on the examination.

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Conspicuously bad or offensive.
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(archaic) Remarkable.
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Origin of egregious

  • From Latin ēgregius outstanding ē-, ex- ex- grex greg- herd ger- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prefix e- (“out of”), + grex (“flock”), + English adjective suffix -ous, from Latin suffix -osus (“full of”); reflecting the positive connotations of "standing out from the flock".

    From Wiktionary