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Meaning of EGREGIOUS

Pronunciation:  i'greejus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
 

EGREGIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: conspicuous, crying(a), flagrant, glaring, gross, obvious, rank
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*gre"gious\ (?; 277), a. [L. egregius; lit.,
separated or chosen from the herd, i. e., distinguished,
excellent; e out + grex, gregis, herd. See {Gregarious}.]
Surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); --
formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now
joined with words having a bad sense; as, an egregious
rascal; an egregious ass; an egregious mistake.

      The egregious impudence of this fellow.  --Bp. Hall.

      His [Wyclif's] egregious labors are not to be
      neglected.                               --Milton.

 
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