egregious egregious  /ɪ ˈɡri dʒəs/


  • (adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible



  1. The most egregious was a basic calculation error tantamount to confusing feet with meters that understated the cost of the necessary environmental mitigation by about $200 million.
  2. In the book, you managed to retain a surprising amount of empathy for everyone involved, even the most egregious offenders, like CFO Scott Sullivan.
  3. The 25-year mandatory-minimum requirement was fine-tuned to apply only to egregious cases such as those involving children under the age of 6 or the use of a deadly weapon.


  1. Goldman Sachs’s Trial Win in Dragon Systems Deal Upheld

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s missteps advising speech-recognition pioneer Dragon Systems Inc. in a merger weren’t egregious enough under the law to warrant damages, a federal judge ruled.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. One police supervisor fired, others disciplined in deadly chase

    One Cleveland police supervisor has been fired for what's described as "egregious" actions during a deadly high-speed pursuit last November. There were a total of 46 supervisors working that night. Two supervisors have also been demoted and nine others suspended anywhere from one to 30 days.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 19 Action News Cleveland

  3. Election bill OK'd with major changes

    Democrats say "most egregious" measures removed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune


  1. "I have said repeatedly that I think that the death penalty should be applied in very narrow circumstances for the most egregious of crimes," Obama told reporters, trying to walk a fine line but mainly, as far as death penalty opponents on the...
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "If these charges are proven true, they constitute an egregious and unacceptable abuse of public trust and power," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "Democrats are committed to upholding a high ethical standard and eliminating corruption and unethical...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Washington Post

  3. "Siphoning money from a charity would be egregious under any circumstances, but the fact that this was orchestrated by the state Senate majority leader makes it especially reprehensible," Cuomo said.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: New York Daily News (blog)

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