[ ih-gree-juh s, -jee-uh s ]
/ ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əs /


extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
Archaic. distinguished or eminent.

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Origin of egregious

1525–35; < Latin ēgregius preeminent, equivalent to ē- e-1 + greg-, stem of grēx flock + -ius adj. suffix; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for egregious

/ (ɪˈɡriːdʒəs, -dʒɪəs) /


outstandingly bad; flagrantan egregious lie
archaic distinguished; eminent

Derived forms of egregious

egregiously, adverbegregiousness, noun

Word Origin for egregious

C16: from Latin ēgregius outstanding (literally: standing out from the herd), from ē- out + grex flock, herd
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