[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM egregious
e·gre·gious·ly, adverbe·gre·gious·ness, nounnon·e·gre·gious, adjectivenon·e·gre·gious·ly, adverb
non·e·gre·gious·ness, nounun·e·gre·gious, adjectiveun·e·gre·gious·ly, adverbun·e·gre·gious·ness, noun
Words nearby egregious
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British Dictionary definitions for egregiousness
/ (ɪˈɡriːdʒəs, -dʒɪəs) /
outstandingly bad; flagrantan egregious lie
archaic distinguished; eminent
Derived forms of egregiousegregiously, 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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