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egregious

e·gre·gious

egregious

 
pronunciation:
gri jihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: remarkably bad; flagrant; glaring.
The senator's misuse of this money was an egregious violation of public trust.Such blasphemy was considered an egregious sin.
synonyms:
flagrant, glaring, gross
antonyms:
marvelous
similar words:
blatant, outrageous
derivations: egregiously (adv.), egregiousness (n.)
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The word egregious contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
greg Latin root that means flock, gathering