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Word of the Day: Egregious

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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


Today's word is:




  1. Outstandingly bad; shocking : egregious abuses of copyright.
  2. [Archaic] Remarkably good.

ORIGIN: mid 16th cent. (sense 2): from Latin egregius 'illustrious,' literally 'standing out from the flock,' from ex- 'out' + grex, greg- 'flock.' The derogatory sense (late 16th cent.) probably arose as an ironical use.

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