1. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;
- Example: "a crying shame"
- Example: "an egregious lie"
- Example: "flagrant violation of human rights"
- Example: "a glaring error"
- Example: "gross ineptitude"
- Example: "gross injustice"
- Example: "rank treachery"
[syn: crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Egregious \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. [1913 Webster] The egregious impudence of this fellow. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] His [Wyclif's] egregious labors are not to be neglected. --Milton. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
egregious adj 1: 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" [syn: crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
194 Moby Thesaurus words for "egregious": a bit much, abandoned, abominable, absolute, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, appalling, arrant, astonishing, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, blameworthy, born, boundless, broad-based, brutal, capital, classical, clean, clear, complete, comprehensive, congenital, conspicuous, consummate, contemptible, crass, decided, deep-dyed, definitive, deplorable, despicable, detestable, dire, disgusting, downright, dreadful, dyed-in-the-wool, enormous, exaggerated, exceptional, excessive, exhaustive, exorbitant, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fancy, fantastic, fetid, filthy, flagrant, formidable, foul, fulsome, gigantic, glaring, gluttonous, grievous, gross, hateful, heinous, high, horrible, horrid, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, immoderate, incontinent, incredible, infamous, inordinate, intemperate, intensive, intolerable, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, marked, marvelous, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, notorious, obnoxious, odious, of mark, offensive, omnibus, omnipresent, out of bounds, out of sight, out-and-out, outrageous, outright, outstanding, overbig, overdeveloped, overgreat, overgrown, overlarge, overmuch, overweening, perfect, pervasive, pitiable, pitiful, plain, plumb, positive, precious, preposterous, profound, pronounced, proper, pure, radical, rank, regrettable, regular, remarkable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, sad, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shattering, sheer, shocking, shoddy, signal, sordid, squalid, stark, stark-staring, steep, stiff, straight, striking, superior, superlative, surpassing, sweeping, terrible, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, too bad, too much, total, ubiquitous, unbearable, unbridled, unclean, uncommon, unconditional, unconscionable, undeniable, undue, unequivocal, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, unreasonable, unrelieved, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unspoiled, utter, veritable, vile, villainous, wholesale, woeful, wonderful, worst, worthless, wretched