051221 - WotD: egregious

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And it doesn't mean, "be like Greg."

From the December 12th 2005 issue of Fortune Magazine, titled "Delta's Chapter 11 Dogfight," discussing bankruptcy filings among the big airline companies:

'Mike Donatelli, chariman of the pilots union's Stirke Perparedness Committee, says of a Delta court filing that compared the union's strike threat to a murder-suicide, "Some lawyer came up with that.... To throw that term around in public after you've had airplanes hit the World Trade Center, hit hte Pentagon --- that's as egregious and cavlier as you can get."'

From the Merriam Webster online dictionary,

    conspicuously bad, flagrant