egregious
[ ih-gree-juhs ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
probably arose as an ironic use from Latin egregius ‘illustrious’, literally ‘standing out from the flock’, from ex- ‘out’ + grex, greg- ‘flock’
Synonyms
  • atrocious
  • deplorable
  • extreme
  • flagrant
  • glaring
  • grevous
  • heinous
  • intolerable
Antonyms
  • concealed
  • hidden
  • good
  • mild
Definition
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagr
Example
The man made an egregious mistake, one he couldn't take back.
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