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Gross

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Grossa. [F. gros, L. grossus, perh. fr. L. crassus thick, dense, fat, E. crass, cf. Skr. grathita tied together, wound up, hardened. Cf. Engross, Grocer, Grogram.].
  •  Great; large; bulky; fat; of huge size; excessively large.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "A gross body of horse under the Duke."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not easily aroused or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless.  [1913 Webster]
    "Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Expressing, or originating in, animal or sensual appetites; hence, coarse, vulgar, low, obscene, or impure.  [1913 Webster]
    "The terms which are delicate in one age become gross in the next."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Disgusting; repulsive; highly offensive; as, a gross remark.  [PJC]
  •  Thick; dense; not attenuated; as, a gross medium.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Great; palpable; serious; vagrant; shameful; as, a gross mistake; gross injustice; gross negligence.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Whole; entire; total; without deduction; as, the gross sum, or gross amount, the gross weight; -- opposed to net.  [1913 Webster]
Gross adventure (Law) the loan of money upon bottomry, i. e., on a mortgage of a ship. -- Gross average (Law), that kind of average which falls upon the gross or entire amount of ship, cargo, and freight; -- commonly called general average. Bouvier. Burrill. -- Gross receipts, the total of the receipts, before they are diminished by any deduction, as for expenses; -- distinguished from net profits. Abbott. -- Gross weight the total weight of merchandise or goods, without deduction for tare, tret, or waste; -- distinguished from neat weight, or net weight.
Grossn. [F. gros (in sense 1), grosse (in sense 2). See Gross, a.].
  •  The main body; the chief part, bulk, or mass.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
    "For the gross of the people, they are considered as a mere herd of cattle."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The number of twelve dozen; twelve times twelve; as, a gross of bottles; ten gross of pens.  [1913 Webster]
Advowson in gross (Law), an advowson belonging to a person, and not to a manor. -- A great gross, twelve gross; one hundred and forty-four dozen. -- By the gross, by the quantity; at wholesale. -- Common in gross. (Law) See under Common, n. -- In the gross, In gross, in the bulk, or the undivided whole; all parts taken together.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Gross, adj., v., & n.
--adj.
1 overfed, bloated; repulsively fat.
2 (of a person, manners, or morals) noticeably coarse, unrefined, or indecent.
3 flagrant; conspicuously wrong (gross negligence).
4 total; without deductions; not net (gross tonnage; gross income).
5 a luxuriant, rank. b thick, solid, dense.
6 (of the senses etc.) dull; lacking sensitivity.
--v.tr. produce or earn as gross profit or income.
--n. (pl. same) an amount equal to twelve dozen.

Idiom
by the gross in large quantities; wholesale. gross domestic product the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country in one year. gross national product the gross domestic product plus the total of net income from abroad. gross out US sl. disgust, esp. by repulsive or obscene behaviour. gross up increase (a net amount) to its value before deductions.
Derivative
grossly adv. grossness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF gros grosse large f. LL grossus: (n.) f. F grosse douzaine large dozen

THESAURUS

Gross

Adamic, Boeotian, C, Circean, Doric, Rabelaisian, abhorrent, abject, abominable, absolute, adipose, afford, aggregate, all, all-embracing, all-inclusive, animal, animalistic, arrant, asinine, atrocious, avails, awful, barbaric, barbarous, barnyard, base, bawdy, be-all and end-all, beastlike, beastly, beef-brained, beef-witted, beefy, beggarly, below contempt, beneath contempt, bestial, bicentenary, bicentennial, big, big-bellied, blameworthy, blatant, bloated, blockish, blowzy, bodily, bosomy, bovine, box office, brawny, bring in, broad, broad-bodied, brutal, brute, brutish, bulky, bullnecked, burly, buxom, cacophonous, capital, capital gains, capitalize on, carnal, carnal-minded, cash in on, cental, centare, centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram, centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref, centrev, centumvir, centumvirate, centurion, century, cheesy, chubby, chumpish, chunky, classical, clean up, cleanup, clear, clear profit, cloddish, clumsy, coarse, coarse-grained, coin money, commercialize, commissions, complete, comprehensive, consummate, contemptible, corporeal, corpulent, cowish, crass, credit, credits, cross-grained, crude, crummy, cumbersome, cwt, damned, debased, decided, definitive, degraded, dense, deplorable, depraved, despicable, detestable, dire, dirty, disgusting, disposable income, distended, dividend, dividends, doggerel, doltish, downright, dreadful, dullard, dumb, dumpy, duncical, duncish, dysphemistic, earn, earned income, earnings, earthy, egregious, enormous, entire, entirety, evident, excessive, execrable, exhaustive, exorbitant, extreme, exuberant, fallen, fat, fattish, fetid, filthy, filthy lucre, flagrant, fleshly, fleshy, flourishing, forbidding, foul, frank, full, full-bodied, fulsome, gain, gain by, gains, gate, gate receipts, gaudy, get, gettings, glaring, gleanings, graceless, grained, grainy, granular, granulated, grave, great, grievous, gritty, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, gutter, harsh, hateful, heavy, heavyset, hecatomb, hefty, heinous, hippy, hoard, holistic, horrible, horrid, hundred, hundredweight, ignoble, immoderate, impenetrable, imposing, improper, impure, in bad taste, inappropriate, inclusive, income, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, ineducable, inelegant, infamous, infelicitous, inordinate, intake, integral, integrated, interest, intolerable, jungled, jungly, killing, klutzy, lamentable, lapsed, large, lewd, little, loathsome, long hundred, loud, lousy, low, low-down, lucre, lumpen, lumpish, lush, lusty, luxuriant, make, make a killing, make money, make money by, makings, malodorous, mangy, manifest, massive, material, materialistic, mean, measly, meaty, mephitic, meretricious, miasmal, miasmic, miserable, monstrous, nasty, nauseating, neat profit, nefarious, net, net income, net profit, net receipts, noisome, nonspiritual, notorious, noxious, oafish, obese, objectionable, objective, obnoxious, obscene, obvious, odious, offensive, omnibus, one, one C, one and indivisible, opaque, orgiastic, out-and-out, outlandish, output, outrageous, outright, overall, overgrown, overrun, overweight, paltry, paper profits, paunchy, pay, pay off, pelf, percentage, perfect, perk, perks, perquisite, petty, phenomenal, physical, pickings, pitiable, pitiful, plain, plump, podgy, poky, ponderous, poor, pornographic, portly, positive, postlapsarian, potbellied, precious, proceeds, produce, profit, profits, profound, pronounced, proper, pudgy, puffy, pursy, rake-off, rank, raw, realize, realize on, rebarbative, receipt, receipts, receivables, regrettable, regular, repellent, reprehensible, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, return, returns, revenue, revolting, ribald, riotous, roly-poly, rotten, rotund, rough, royalties, rude, sad, scabby, scandalous, scatological, schlock, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, sensible, sensual, sesquicentenary, sesquicentennial, shabby, shameful, shattering, shocking, shoddy, sickening, small, smutty, sordid, sottish, squalid, square, squat, squatty, stalwart, stark, stark-staring, stinking, stocky, store, stout, strapping, stupid, substantial, sum, sum total, superlative, surpassing, swinish, swollen, take, take in, take-in, takings, tangible, tasteless, tercentenary, tercentennial, terrible, the veriest, thick, thick-bodied, thickset, thorough, thoroughgoing, three-dimensional, too bad, top-heavy, total, totality, tote, tubby, turn a penny, turn to account, turn to profit, unbearable, unclean, unconscionable, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, undeniable, undignified, unearned income, unequivocal, uneuphonious, unfelicitous, ungraceful, universal, unmentionable, unmitigated, unpolished, unqualified, unrefined, unrelieved, unseemly, unsophisticated, unspiritual, unspoiled, unteachable, unweeded, unwieldy, utter, vile, villainous, viscous, vulgar, wealth, weed-choked, weed-ridden, weedy, weighty, well-fed, whole, winnings, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrongheaded, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

Gross

Uncleanness

N uncleanness, impurity, immundity, immundicity, impurity, defilement, contamination, defoedation, soilure, soiliness, abomination, leaven, taint, tainture, fetor, decay, putrescence, putrefaction, corruption, mold, must, mildew, dry rot, mucor, rubigo, slovenry, slovenliness, squalor, dowdy, drab, slut, malkin, slattern, sloven, slammerkin, slammock, slummock, scrub, draggle-tail, mudlark, dust-man, sweep, beast, dirt, filth, soil, slop, dust, cobweb, flue, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grit, grime, raff, sossle, sozzle, sordes, dregs, grounds, lees, argol, sediment, settlement heeltap, dross, drossiness, mother, precipitate, scoriae, ashes, cinders, recrement, slag, scum, froth, hogwash, ditchwater, dishwater, bilgewater, rinsings, cheeseparings, sweepings, offscourings, outscourings, off scum, caput mortuum, residuum, sprue, fecula, clinker, draff, scurf, scurfiness, exuviae, morphea, fur, furfur, dandruff, tartar, riffraff, vermin, louse, flea, bug, chinch, mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh, sposh, spawn, offal, gurry, lientery, garbage, carrion, excreta, slough, peccant humor, pus, matter, suppuration, lienteria, faeces, feces, excrement, ordure, dung, crap, shit, sewage, sewerage, muck, coprolite, guano, manure, compost, dunghill, colluvies, mixen, midden, bog, laystall, sink, privy, jakes, toilet, john, head, cess, cesspool, sump, sough, cloaca, latrines, drain, sewer, common sewer, Cloacina, dust hole, sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable, sink of corruption, slum, rookery, dirty, filthy, grimy, unclean, impure, soiled, not to be handled with kid gloves, dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, smoky, thick, turbid, dreggy, slimy, mussy, slovenly, untidy, messy, uncleanly, unkempt, sluttish, dowdy, draggle-tailed, uncombed, unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unstrained, unpurified, squalid, lutose, slammocky, slummocky, sozzly, nasty, coarse, foul, offensive, abominable, beastly, reeky, reechy, fetid, decayed, moldy, musty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, mucid, rancid, weak, bad, gone bad, etercoral, lentiginous, touched, fusty, effete, reasty, rotten, corrupt, tainted, high, flyblown, maggoty, putrid, putrefactive, putrescent, putrefied, saprogenic, saprogenous, purulent, carious, peccant, fecal, feculent, stercoraceous, excrementitious, scurfy, scurvy, impetiginous, gory, bloody, rotting, rotten as a pear, rotten as cheese, crapulous, gross, fimetarious, fimicolous, they that touch pitch will be defiled.

Greatness

N greatness, magnitude, size, multitude, immensity, enormity, infinity, might, strength, intensity, fullness, importance, great quantity, quantity, deal, power, sight, pot, volume, world, mass, heap, stock, peck, bushel, load, cargo, cartload, wagonload, shipload, flood, spring tide, abundance, principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, major part, best part, essential part, bulk, mass, great, greater, large, considerable, fair, above par, big, huge, Herculean, cyclopean, ample, abundant, full, intense, strong, sound, passing, heavy, plenary, deep, high, signal, at its height, in the zenith, world-wide, widespread, far-famed, extensive, wholesale, many, goodly, noble, precious, mighty, sad, grave, heavy, serious, far gone, arrant, downright, utter, uttermost, crass, gross, arch, profound, intense, consummate, rank, uninitiated, red-hot, desperate, glaring, flagrant, stark staring, thorough-paced, thoroughgoing, roaring, thumping, extraordinary, important, unsurpassed, complete, august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic, vast, immense, enormous, extreme, inordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, unconscionable, swinging, monstrous, overgrown, towering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incredible, marvelous, unlimited, unapproachable, unutterable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, inexpressible, beyond expression, fabulous, undiminished, unabated, unreduced, unrestricted, absolute, positive, stark, decided, unequivocal, essential, perfect, finished, remarkable, of mark, marked, pointed, veriest, noteworthy, renowned, truly, decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all conscience, for the most part, in the main, entirely, abundantly, widely, far and wide, greatly, much, muckle, well, indeed, very, very much, a deal, no end of, most, not a little, pretty, pretty well, enough, in a great measure, richly, to a large extent, to a great extent, to a gigantic extent, on a large scale, so, never so, ever so, ever so dole, scrap, shred, tag, splinter, rag, much, by wholesale, mighty, powerfully, with a witness, ultra, in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurably, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all bounds, incalculably, infinitely, preeminently, superlatively, immoderately, monstrously, preposterously, inordinately, exorbitantly, excessively, enormously, out of all proportion, with a vengeance, particularly, remarkably, singularly, curiously, uncommonly, unusually, peculiarly, notably, signally, strikingly, pointedly, mainly, chiefly, famously, egregiously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, kat exochin, strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously, peculiarly, furiously, severely, desperately, tremendously, extravagantly, confoundedly, deucedly, devilishly, with a vengeance, a outrance, a toute outrance, painfully, sadly, grossly, sorely, bitterly, piteously, grievously, miserably, cruelly, woefully, lamentably, shockingly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, terribly, horribly, a maximis ad minima, greatness knows itself, mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, minimum decet libere cui multum licet, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Five

N five, five, cinque, quint, quincux, six, half-a- dozen, half dozen, seven, eight, nine, three times three, dicker, ten, decade, eleven, twelve, dozen, thirteen, long dozen, baker's dozen, quintuplet, twenty, score, twenty-four, four and twenty, two dozen, twenty-five, five and twenty, quarter of a hundred, forty, two score, fifty, half a hundred, sixty, three score, seventy, three score and ten, eighty, four score, ninety, fourscore and ten, sestiad, hundred, centenary, hecatomb, century, hundredweight, cwt, one hundred and forty-four, gross, thousand, chiliad, millennium, thousand years, grand, myriad, ten thousand, ban, man, ten thousand years, banzai, lac, one hundred thousand, plum, million, thousand million, milliard, billion, trillion, five, quinary, quintuple, fifth, senary, sextuple, sixth, seventh, septuple, octuple, eighth, ninefold, ninth, tenfold, decimal, denary, decuple, tenth, eleventh, duodenary, duodenal, twelfth, in one's 'teens, thirteenth, vicesimal, vigesimal, twentieth, twenty-fourth, vicenary, vicennial, centuple, centuplicate, centennial, centenary, centurial, secular, hundredth, thousandth.

Impurity

N impurity, uncleanness, immodesty, grossness, indelicacy, indecency, impudicity, obscenity, ribaldry, Fescennine, smut, bawdry, double entente, equivoque, concupiscence, lust, carnality, flesh, salacity, pruriency, lechery, lasciviency, lubricity, Sadism, sapphism, incontinence, intrigue, faux pas, amour, amourette, gallantry, debauchery, libertinish, libertinage, fornication, liaison, wenching, venery, dissipation, seduction, defloration, defilement, abuse, violation, rape, incest, prostitution, social evil, harlotry, stupration, whoredom, concubinage, cuckoldom, adultery, advoutry, crim, con, free love, seraglio, harem, brothel, bagnio, stew, bawdyhouse, cat house, lupanar, house of ill fame, bordel, bordello, impure, unclean, not to be mentioned to ears polite, immodest, shameless, indecorous, indelicate, indecent, Fescennine, loose, risque, coarse, gross, broad, free, equivocal, smutty, fulsome, ribald, obscene, bawdy, pornographic, concupiscent, prurient, lickerish, rampant, lustful, carnal, carnal-minded, lewd, lascivious, lecherous, libidinous, erotic, ruttish, salacious, Paphian, voluptuous, goatish, must, musty, unchaste, light, wanton, licentious, debauched, dissolute, of loose character, of easy virtue, frail, gay, riggish, incontinent, meretricious, rakish, gallant, dissipated, no better than she should be, on the town, on the streets, on the pave, on the loose, adulterous, incestuous, bestial.

Ugliness

N ugliness, deformity, inelegance, acomia, disfigurement, want of symmetry, inconcinnity, distortion, squalor, forbidding countenance, vinegar aspect, hanging look, wry face, spretae injuria formae, eyesore, object, witch, hag, figure, sight, fright, monster, dog, woofer, pig, octopus, specter, scarecrow, harridan, satyr, toad, monkey, baboon, Caliban, Aesop, monstrum horrendum informe ingens cui lumen adempt, ugly, ugly as sin, ugly as a toad, ugly as a scarecrow, ugly as a dead monkey, plain, bald (unadorned), homely, ordinary, unornamental, inartistic, unsightly, unseemly, uncomely, unlovely, unshapely, sightless, seemless, not fit to be seen, unbeauteous, unbeautiful, beautiless, semibeautiful, shapeless, misshapen, misproportioned, monstrous, gaunt, dumpy, curtailed of its fair proportions, ill-made, ill- shaped, ill-proportioned, crooked, hard featured, hard visaged, ill-favored, hard-favored, evil-favored, ill-looking, unprepossessing, unattractive, uninviting, unpleasing, graceless, inelegant, ungraceful, ungainly, uncouth, stiff, rugged, rough, gross, rude, awkward, clumsy, slouching, rickety, gawky, lumping, lumpish, lumbering, hulky, hulking, unwieldy, squalid, haggard, grim, grim faced, grim visaged, grisly, ghastly, ghost like, death like, cadaverous, grewsome, gruesome, frightful, hideous, odious, uncanny, forbidding, repellant, repulsive, repugnant, grotesque, bizarre, grody, grody to the max, horrid, horrible, shocking, foul, dingy, gaudy, disfigured, discolored.

Vulgarity

N vulgarity, vulgarism, barbarism, Vandalism, Gothicism, mauvis gout, bad taste, gaucherie, awkwardness, want of tact, ill-breeding, courseness, indecorum, misbehavior, lowness, homeliness, low life, mauvais ton, rusticity, boorishness, brutality, rowdyism, blackguardism, ribaldry, slang, bad joke, mauvais plaisanterie, gaudiness, tawdriness, false ornament, finery, frippery, trickery, tinsel, gewgaw, clinquant, baroque, rococo, rough diamond, tomboy, hoyden, cub, unlicked cub, clown, Goth, Vandal, Boeotian, snob, cad, gent, parvenu, frump, dowdy, slattern, in bad taste vulgar, unrefined, coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross, unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable, contra bonos mores, ungraceful, dowdy, slovenly, ungenteel, shabby genteel, low, common, hoi polloi, uncourtly, uncivil, ill bred, ill mannered, underbred, ungentlemanly, ungentlemanlike, unladylike, unfeminine, wild, wild as an unbacked colt, untutored, unschooled (ignorant), unkempt, uncombed, untamed, unlicked, unpolished, uncouth, plebeian, incondite, heavy, rude, awkward, homely, homespun, home bred, provincial, countrified, rustic, boorish, clownish, savage, brutish, blackguard, rowdy, snobbish, barbarous, barbaric, Gothic, unclassical, doggerel, heathenish, tramontane, outlandish, uncultivated, Bohemian, obsolete, unfashionable, newfangled, odd, particular, affected, meretricious, extravagant, monstrous, horrid, shocking, gaudy, tawdry, overornamented, baroque, rococo, bedizened, tricked out, gingerbread, obtrusive.

Vice

N vice, evil-doing, evil courses, wrongdoing, wickedness, viciousness, iniquity, peccability, demerit, sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam, immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals, enphagy, dophagy, exophagy, want of principle, want of ballast, obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution, hardness of heart, brutality, corruption, knavery, profligacy, flagrancy, atrocity, cannibalism, lesbianism, Sadism, infirmity, weakness, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error, weak side, foible, failing, failure, crying sin, besetting sin, defect, deficiency, cloven foot, lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den, gusto picaresco, fault, crime, criminality, sinner, brothel, gambling house, joint, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house, vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful, unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, scampish, unworthy, worthless, desertless, disgraceful, recreant, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, discreditable, disreputable, Sadistic, base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous, flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed, Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish, miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved, evil-minded, evil-disposed, ill-conditioned, malevolent, heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue, unconscionable, sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity, incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for, culpable, reprehensible, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible, weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect, indiscrete, demoralizing, degrading, wrong, sinfully, without excuse, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, genus est mortis male vivere, mala mens malus animus, nemo repente fuit turpissimus, the trail of the serpent is over them all, to sanction vice and hunt decorum down.


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