Origin of egregious
Examples from the Web for egregious
Perhaps one of the most egregious examples is the abuse of civil asset forfeiture laws.
Here are just a few of the most egregious uses of lethal force by Chicago police.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most egregious uses of lethal force have been borne by people with intellectual disabilities and children.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To call Wild an emotional film would be an egregious disservice to its astounding journey to screen.Crying With Laura Dern: The Star on Her Oscar-Worthy ‘Wild’ Turn|Kevin Fallon|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conditions are worsening and the Rodney King verdict is certainly not the most egregious injustice in our midst.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He felt every glance of Fournel's eye a contemptuous comment upon his deformity, now so egregious and humiliating.The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete|Gilbert Parker
By Hugo's brother I will be tried on no charge;—seeing that he is, was, and ever will be—in charity I speak it—an egregious fool.Three Courses and a Dessert|Anonymous
They are extremely poor, egregious liars, the greatest thieves in the world, and very treacherous.
That I have been making a most egregious fool of myself, sir,” replied I, “with respect to the de Clares.Japhet in Search of a Father|Frederick Marryat
I give you my word, the appointment of Mr. Butterfield will be an egregious political blunder.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for egregious
Word Origin for egregious
Word Origin and History for egregious
1530s, "distinguished, eminent, excellent," from Latin egregius "distinguished, excellent, extraordinary," from the phrase ex grege "rising above the flock," from ex "out of" (see ex-) + grege, ablative of grex "herd, flock" (see gregarious).
Disapproving sense, now predominant, arose late 16c., originally ironic and is not in the Latin word, which etymologically means simply "exceptional." Related: Egregiously; egregiousness.