Can a blunder be egregious?

A blunder is by definition already a serious mistake, can we use an egregious blunder implying an extremely bad error?

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Actually, Cambridge (that you linked to) looks like the only one to emphasize the mistake as big or serious in the definition.


These all agree that a blunder is simply:

a stupid or careless mistake

Therefore you can have an egregious blunder to mean:

an outstandingly bad mistake caused by stupidity or carelessness

Source : Link , Question Author : Andrew Tobilko , Answer Author : Jay A. Little

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