-> ''"Professor Hogben... is unwilling to look 'egregious' up in the dictionary and see what it means."''
--> -- '''Creator/GeorgeOrwell''', ''[[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit Politics and the English Language]]''

* '''''e·gre·gious''''' ( \i-ˈgrē-jəs\ IPA: /ɪˈɡriː.dʒəs/ or /əˈɡriː.dʒi.əs/)[[labelnote:Pronounced]]:eh-gree-jous or -ji-ous (as in "agree" plus "just" minus "t")[[/labelnote]] ''adj.'' '''1''' archaic : distinguished '''2''' : conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant <egregious errors>. Latin ''egregius'', from ''e-'' + ''greg-'', ''grex'' herd

You'll see this word used often, way too often, on this very wiki. [[HypocriticalHumor Egregiously used]], you could say. It's almost as if people are looking for reasons to put it in, as if it were [[DrinkingGame the trigger for some kind of pleasurable behavior]]. The word itself has become a DiscreditedMeme, as more instances of its use are linked to this page. Of course, some ''were'' uses that were PlayedStraight until they were linked to this page later on.

[[DrinkingGame/TVTropes Now drink up]]! It will help you think of a ''better'' way to say something is less than perfect. For example, notice how the article you are reading has not used that term to describe the over-wrought, clichéd, mind-numbingly bland, atrocious, annoying use of this stilted, just-plain-busted word.

->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Waldorf]]''': People sure seem to like the word "egregious".\\
'''[[ThoseTwoGuys Statler]]''': That's because it describes them!\\
'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Both]]''': Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!