[ ih-gree-juhs, -jee-uhs ]
/ ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əs /
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OTHER WORDS FOR egregious
1 gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking.
OPPOSITES FOR egregious
1 tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable.
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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
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How to use egregious in a sentence
Now we learn that DJI has profited for years by supporting the suppression of the Uighurs in Xinjiang province–the world’s most egregious example of human rights abuses.DJI added to Commerce Department ‘entity list’|Brian Heater|December 18, 2020|TechCrunch
Again, this is just one incident, and an egregious example, for sure.How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444)|Stephen J. Dubner|December 17, 2020|Freakonomics
This is for when the “whatever” is egregious and you can cite it specifically — such as, “When you mocked the acolyte’s acne.”Carolyn Hax: He’s a great guy, except for the bigotry|Carolyn Hax|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Yet as sensible as such measures might be, they fail to address what many see as capitalism’s most egregious fault—its failure to equitably distribute the rewards of economic growth and prosperity.The biggest problem with capitalism? Not enough capitalists|jakemeth|November 21, 2020|Fortune
That evidence included testimony by Mattingly showing that in a universe with 24,518 alternative congressional district maps, the map North Carolina was using was an egregious outlier.How next-gen computer generated maps detect partisan gerrymandering|Sujata Gupta|September 7, 2020|Science News
British Dictionary definitions for egregious
/ (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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