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Definitions for egregious
ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əsegre·gious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rankadjective

    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"


  1. egregiousadjective

    Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

    The student has made egregious errors on the examination.

    Etymology: From prefix e-, + grex, + English adjective suffix -ous, from Latin suffix -osus; reflecting the positive connotations of "standing out from the flock".

  2. egregiousadjective

    Outrageously bad.

    Etymology: From prefix e-, + grex, + English adjective suffix -ous, from Latin suffix -osus; reflecting the positive connotations of "standing out from the flock".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Egregiousadjective

    surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); -- formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now joined with words having a bad sense; as, an egregious rascal; an egregious ass; an egregious mistake

    Etymology: [L. egregius; lit., separated or chosen from the herd, i. e., distinguished, excellent; e out + grex, gregis, herd. See Gregarious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Egregious

    e-grē′ji-us, adj. prominent: distinguished: outrageous: enormous (in bad sense).—adv. Egrē′giously.—n. Egrē′giousness. [L. egregius, chosen out of the flock—e, out, grex, gregis, a flock.]

Editors Contribution


    The body was found in egregious condition.

    They found the body in extreme egregious condition

    Submitted by anonymous on June 11, 2020  
  2. egregious

    outstandingly bad, shocking, horrible

    Submitted by cathi_b on September 29, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egregious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egregious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of egregious in a Sentence

  1. Ted Lieu:

    The emergency declaration is nothing more than an egregious abuse of power by an Administration that doesn't like being told,' No.' There is no emergency, but there is a conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians with US-made weapons and a Congress that is tired of being complicit, the Trump Administration knows that these sales would not meet that standard, so they decided to declare a fake emergency in order to bypass Congress. The Trump Administration's a tactic they've used before. This legislation sends a strong signal that we will not tolerate the Trump Administration's blatant abuse of power.

  2. President Trump:

    We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence – on many sides, on many sides. This has been going on for a long time in our country.

  3. John Cornyn:

    This is not a trade issue. This is a national security issue, it is directed at the most egregious offender of this process, which is China, and I believe it's something that's very important in our national security.

  4. Brad Carruthers:

    Qualified immunity isn’t used very often, if an officer does something wrong, they don’t qualify. That’s the key word of those two words, 'qualified immunity.' They do something egregious, they don’t qualify for it.

  5. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela:

    This seems pretty egregious. I can see how certain trainings or workshops that some parents take exception to seem really outside of what a history class can be expected to do, but the kind of texts that are being banned here make me feel that there is now just sort of an allergy to anything that mentions race or racism.

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