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Egregious vs. Grievous

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Egregiousadjective

Usually in a negative sense: conspicuous, exceptional, outstanding.

‘The student has made egregious errors on the examination.’;

Grievousadjective

Causing grief, pain or sorrow.

Egregiousadjective

Outrageously bad; shocking.

Grievousadjective

Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.

Egregiousadjective

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.’;

Grievousadjective

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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Egregiousadjective

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’;

Grievousadjective

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

Egregiousadjective

outstandingly bad; shocking

‘egregious abuses of copyright’;

Grievousadjective

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

Egregiousadjective

remarkably good.

Grievousadjective

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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Grievousadjective

causing or marked by grief or anguish;

‘a grievous loss’; ‘a grievous cry’; ‘her sigh was heartbreaking’; ‘the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter’;

Grievousadjective

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’;

Grievousadjective

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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