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English adjective: gross

1. gross before any deductions


SamplesGross income.


Similaroverall


Antonymsnet, nett

2. gross lacking fine distinctions or detail


SamplesThe gross details of the structure appear reasonable.


Similargeneral


Antonymsspecific

3. gross repellently fat


SamplesA bald porcine old man.


Synonymsporcine


Similarfat


Antonymslean, thin

4. gross visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)


Synonymsmegascopic


Similarseeable, visible


Antonymsinvisible, unseeable

5. gross without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, perfect, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated

6. gross conspicuously and tastelessly indecent


SamplesCoarse 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.


Synonymscrude, earthy, vulgar


Similarindecent


Antonymsdecent

7. gross conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible


SamplesA crying shame.
An egregious lie.
Flagrant violation of human rights.
A glaring error.
Gross ineptitude.
Gross injustice.
Rank treachery.


Synonymscrying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, rank


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible


English noun: gross

1. gross (quantity) twelve dozen


Synonyms144


Broader (hypernym)large integer

2. gross (possession) the entire amount of income before any deductions are made


Synonymsreceipts, revenue


Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money


Narrower (hyponym)box office, gate


English verb: gross

1. gross (possession) earn before taxes, expenses, etc.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize, take in









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