gross - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gross

(noun) twelve dozen
Synonyms : 144

(noun) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
Synonyms : receipts , revenue

(verb) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
(adj) before any deductions
Example Sentence
  • gross income

(adj) lacking fine distinctions or detail
Example Sentence
  • the gross details of the structure appear reasonable

(adj) repellently fat
Synonyms : porcine
Example Sentence
  • a bald porcine old man

(adj) visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
Synonyms : megascopic

(adj) without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
Synonyms : crude , earthy , vulgar
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Synonyms : crying , egregious , flagrant , glaring , rank
Example Sentence
  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for gross

Grosz - Big grosz with Nazi sash SS, higher than buildings.
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