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Egregious vs. Grievous

Difference Between Egregious and Grievous

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Egregious

Outstandingly bad; shocking
Egregious abuses of copyright
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Grievous

Causing grief, pain, or anguish
A grievous loss.
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Egregious

Remarkably good.
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Grievous

Serious or dire; grave
A grievous crime.
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Egregious

Conspicuously bad or offensive.
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Grievous

Causing grief, pain, or sorrow.
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Egregious

Conspicuous, exceptional, outstanding; usually in a negative sense.
The student has made egregious errors on the examination.
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Grievous

Serious, grave, dire, or dangerous.
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Egregious

Outrageously bad; shocking.
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Grievous

Causing grief or sorrow; painful; afflictive; hard to bear; offensive; harmful.
The famine was grievous in the land.
The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight.
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Egregious

Surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished (in a bad sense); - formerly used with words importing a good quality, but now joined with words having a bad sense; as, an egregious rascal; an egregious ass; an egregious mistake.
The egregious impudence of this fellow.
His [Wyclif's] egregious labors are not to be neglected.
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Grievous

Characterized by great atrocity; heinous; aggravated; flagitious; as, a grievous sin.
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Egregious

Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;
A crying shame
An egregious lie
Flagrant violation of human rights
A glaring error
Gross ineptitude
Gross injustice
Rank treachery
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Grievous

Full of, or expressing, grief; showing great sorrow or affliction; as, a grievous cry.
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Grievous

Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
A dangerous operation
A grave situation
A grave illness
Grievous bodily harm
A serious wound
A serious turn of events
A severe case of pneumonia
A life-threatening disease
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Grievous

Causing or marked by grief or anguish;
A grievous loss
A grievous cry
Her sigh was heartbreaking
The heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter
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Grievous

Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought;
Grave responsibilities
Faced a grave decision in a time of crisis
A grievous fault
Heavy matters of state
The weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference
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Grievous

Shockingly brutal or cruel;
Murder is an atrocious crime
A grievous offense against morality
A grievous crime
No excess was too monstrous for them to commit
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