from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Conspicuously bad or offensive. See Synonyms at flagrant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.
- adj. Outrageously bad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); -- formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now joined with words having a bad sense
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Above the common; beyond what is usual; extraordinary.
- Now, more commonly in a bad or condemnatory sense, extreme; enormous.
- Synonyms . Huge, monstrous, astonishing, surprising, unique, exceptional, uncommon, unprecedented.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
From Latin ēgregius, outstanding : ē-, ex-, ex- + grex, greg-, herd; see ger- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin prefix e- ("out of"), + grex ("flock"), + English adjective suffix -ous, from Latin suffix -osus ("full of"); reflecting the positive connotations of "standing out from the flock". (Wiktionary)