[ih-gree-juhs, -jee-uhs]
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: an egregious mistake; an egregious liar. gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking. tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable.
Archaic. distinguished or eminent.

1525–35; < Latin ēgregius preeminent, equivalent to ē- e-1 + greg-, stem of grēx flock + -ius adj. suffix; see -ous

egregiously, adverb
egregiousness, noun
nonegregious, adjective
nonegregiously, adverb
nonegregiousness, noun
unegregious, adjective
unegregiously, adverb
unegregiousness, noun Unabridged
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egregious (ɪˈɡriːdʒəs, -dʒɪəs)
1.  outstandingly bad; flagrant: an egregious lie
2.  archaic distinguished; eminent
[C16: from Latin ēgregius outstanding (literally: standing out from the herd), from ē- out + grex flock, herd]

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from L. egregius, from the phrase ex grege "rising above the flock," from ex "out of" + grege, ablative of grex "herd, flock." Disapproving sense, now predominant, arose 16c., originally ironic and is not in the Latin word, which etymologically means simply "exceptional." Related: Egregiously
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Example sentences
The socks-and-sandal combo is perhaps the most egregious fashion faux pas.
We are shocked by the more egregious examples of calloused indifference.
You should have thought about your parents before you committed your many
  egregious acts of plagiarism.
Perhaps the most egregious thing they do is to use nonstandard grammar.
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