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gross

gross

 
 
pronunciation:
gros
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: grosser, grossest
definition 1: unmitigated or without qualifications such as deductions; total; absolute. (Cf. net2.)
gross paygross profits
synonyms:
inclusive, total
similar words:
aggregate, complete, unmitigated
definition 2: lacking specifics; general; broad.
We can only give a gross analysis of the situation at this time.
synonyms:
broad, general
antonyms:
delicate, detailed
similar words:
comprehensive, sweeping, wide
definition 3: flagrant or egregious.
He made a gross error in judgment.The soldiers committed gross atrocities.
synonyms:
blatant, egregious, flagrant, glaring
antonyms:
petty, trivial
similar words:
arrant, grievous, obvious, outrageous, unmitigated
definition 4: vulgar or indecent; not refined or educated.
Gross language will not be permitted.
synonyms:
coarse, crass, indecent, indelicate, vulgar
antonyms:
refined
similar words:
boorish, crude, disgusting, distasteful, earthy, offensive, rank, rude
definition 5: thick, large, or fat.
The mastodons were gross creatures who resembled elephants.
synonyms:
corpulent, fat, large, obese, thick
antonyms:
dainty, slender
similar words:
heavy, hulking, overweight, ponderous, portly, stout
definition 6: (informal) disgusting; repulsive.
It was so gross when the alien monster's head fell off!
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: gross, grosses
definition 1: a unit of quantity equal to twelve dozen or 144.
The order is for a gross of light bulbs.
definition 2: a total amount or whole, esp. income or receipts before any deductions such as taxes or expenses.
Your gross is five hundred dollars. (Cf. net2.).
similar words:
income, receipts, total
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grossed, grosses, grossing
definition: to earn or make a profit of (an amount before any deductions).
I grossed thirty thousand dollars last year. (Cf. net2.).
synonyms:
clear, earn
similar words:
make
derivations: grossly (adv.), grossness (n.)
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