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egregious

[ ih-gree-juhs, -jee-uhs ]
/ ɪˈgri dʒəs, -dʒi əs /
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adjective
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar.
Archaic. distinguished or eminent.
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Origin of egregious

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin ēgregius “preeminent, outstanding,” equivalent to ē- + greg-, stem of grēx “flock” + -ius adjective suffix; see e-1, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for egregious

egregious
/ (ɪˈɡriːdʒəs, -dʒɪəs) /

adjective
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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