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English adjective: gross

1. gross before any deductions

SamplesGross income.


Antonymsnet, nett

2. gross lacking fine distinctions or detail

SamplesThe gross details of the structure appear reasonable.



3. gross repellently fat

SamplesA bald porcine old man.



Antonymslean, thin

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


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



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



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


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

English noun: gross

1. gross (quantity) twelve dozen


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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