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Definition of 'gross'

Noun

  1. twelve dozen
       Synonyms: 144
  2. the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
       Synonyms: revenue receipts

Verb

  1. earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

Adjective

  1. before any deductions; "gross income"
       Antonyms: net nett
  2. visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
       Synonyms: megascopic
  3. lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
  4. repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man"
       Synonyms: porcine
  5. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
       Synonyms: crying egregious flagrant glaring rank
  6. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
       Synonyms: arrant complete consummate double-dyed everlasting perfect pure sodding stark staring thoroughgoing utter unadulterated
  7. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"
       Synonyms: coarse crude earthy vulgar


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