Egregious - is it "parliamentary language"
There is a process for agreeing the words in parliamentary petitions. The words in petitions are not supposed to be intemperate. I have been told, but not had it confirmed, that egregious is too intemperate to appear in a parliamentary petition.Merriam-Webster's definition
Main Entry: egre·gious
Etymology: Latin egregius, from e- + greg-, grex herd -- more at GREGARIOUS
1 archaic : DISTINGUISHED
2 : CONSPICUOUS; especially : conspicuously bad : FLAGRANT
- egre·gious·ly adverb
- egre·gious·ness noun
The word is becoming less obscure.