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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  egregious  impudence  of  this  fellow.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  His  [Wyclif's]  egregious  labors  are  not  to  be 
  neglected.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  egregious 
  adj  :  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)},  {flagrant},  {glaring},  {gross},  {rank}] 




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