源自拉丁語 ēgregius,源自e- (自,從) + grex (群,群體) + 英語形容詞後綴-ous,源自晚期拉丁語後綴-osus (充滿...的),反映了帶有正面色彩的「出類拔萃」。


  • IPA(幫助)/ɪˈɡɹiː.d͡ʒəs/, /əˈɡɹiː.d͡ʒi.əs/
  • 文檔
  • 韻部:-iːdʒəs


egregious (比較級 more egregious最高級 most egregious)

  1. 嚴重的,劇烈尤帶有負面色彩
    The student has made egregious errors on the examination.
    • 16thC, Christopher Marlowe, Ignoto,
      I cannot cross my arms, or sigh "Ah me," / "Ah me forlorn!" egregious foppery! / I cannot buss thy fill, play with thy hair, / Swearing by Jove, "Thou art most debonnaire!"
    • Template:RQ:Shakespeare All's Well
    • Template:RQ:Landon Francesca Carrara
    • 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[1]
      When the goal is simply to be as faithful as possible to the material—as if a movie were a marriage, and a rights contract the vow—the best result is a skillful abridgment, one that hits all the important marks without losing anything egregious.
    • 2014年1月21日,Hermione Hoby,「Julia Roberts interview for August: Osage County – 'I might actually go to hell for this ...': Julia Roberts reveals why her violent, Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County made her feel 'like a terrible person' [print version: 'I might actually go to hell for this ...' (18 January 2014, p. R4)]」,出自 The Daily Telegraph (Review)[2]:
      She's sitting opposite a window that's gently breezing into her face, wafting her hair into cover-girl perfection ... It's a little moment that seems to encapsulate her appeal: ... her gorgeousness being so egregious that even breezes oblige with their tousle-fanning effects ...
  2. 非常的,非常糟糕的,駭人聽聞


負面詞義在16世紀末葉出現,可能是為了諷刺。在那之前指正面的「出類拔萃」,「傑出」。Webster亦給出了古舊詞義「傑出的」,並註解說現代詞義常帶負面色彩(比如「an eregious error」),常前接於表述性名詞,如assblundererrascalrogue。意大利語和西班牙語同源詞egregio以及Lua錯誤 在Module:Links/templates的第205行:attempt to call field 'getNonEtymological' (a nil value)仍保留且僅限於褒義。