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egregious - adjective

Extraordinary in a bad way, glaring, flagrant, as in an egregious violation of the law.
On Jan. 31, 1996, the city ordered the tenants of a Harlem brownstone to move out, saying that a series of code violations had made the building too hazardous to be occupied. . . .''These are egregious code violations,'' Carol Abrams, a spokeswoman for the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said yesterday.

—Terry Pristin “Building Owned by Charity Had ‘Egregious’ Violations” New York Times, April 19, 2001
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