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Definition of "egregious" []

  • Conspicuously bad or offensive. See Synonyms at flagrant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "egregious" in a sentence
  • "That's why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke protested Tuesday what he described as "egregious errors" in some reports, and released a staff memo with details."
  • "The judge discovered what she called egregious government disclosures to expected witnesses."
  • "Cursing himself for what he called his egregious folly in making himself the slave of a mere lady's attendant, and for having given the parish, should they know of her refusal, a chance of sneering at him -- certainly a ground for thinking less of his standing than before -- he went home to the Old House, and walked indecisively up and down his back-yard."