My friend Danny uses this word to describe EVERYTHING! So naturally, I had to see if he was using it correctly. He was. And wasn’t.
According to Merriam-Webster, egregious means ‘conspicuously bad.’ So when I was reading the part in my sister’s job application where she said she’s seen some ‘egregious’ instruments, I couldn’t believe it. I made her take the word out.
‘Egregious’ to describe a musical instrument? I thought the word use was unnecessary at the time, but after seeing the out-of-tune, scratched, gouged-out pianos in the SUNY Fredonia practice rooms, I understand what she meant.