-> ''"Professor Hogben... is unwilling to look 'egregious' up in the dictionary and see what it means."''
--> -- '''Creator/GeorgeOrwell''', "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 . Latin ''egregius'', from ''e-'' + ''greg-'', ''grex'' herd

You'll see this word used often, way too often, on this very wiki. [[RunningGag Repeatedly used]], you could say. It's almost as if people are looking for reasons to put it in, as if it were 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.

[[DrinkingGame/TVTropesWiki 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.

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