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
That's why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke protested Tuesday what he described as "egregious errors" in some reports, and released a staff memo with details.
The judge discovered what she called egregious government disclosures to expected witnesses.
Cursing himself for what he called his egregious folly in making himself the slave of a mere lady's attendant, and for having given the parish, should they know of her refusal, a chance of sneering at him -- certainly a ground for thinking less of his standing than before -- he went home to the Old House, and walked indecisively up and down his back-yard.
The book is compiled and made public every year by Citizens Against Government Waste, which also dispenses "Oinker Awards" to highlight what it calls egregious examples of pork barrel requests.
I am advocating that bans on reimportation be lifted so that companies cannot engage in egregious price discrimination.
One of the most egregious is the alleged "News" of Fox News and News Corp.
The one that I find to be egregious is requiring pre-screened questions.
What makes this even more egregious is that it appears to be absent any legal precedent (such as a pending lawsuit) for which Last. fm could at least hide behind as an excuse.
Even though the armed forces were then segregated by law and otherwise engaged in egregious discrimination against blacks, the NAACP and other civil rights organizations supported military recruiting because they recognized that the enemies the military was fighting were far worse than the racist injustices of the armed forces themselves.
The otherwise good, but “difficult” employee gets fired; while others, who may engage in egregious misuse of government resources, go unnoticed.
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