adjective, gross·er, gross·est.
noun, plural gross for 11, gross·es for 12, 13.
verb (used with object)
- to disgust or offend, especially by crude language or behavior.
- to shock or horrify.
Origin of gross
SYNONYMS FOR gross
Examples from the Web for grossest
His conscience was so quick and tender, that the least sin wounded him as if it had been the grossest crime.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
One sentence, which has grown into a maxim for ever repeated, is remarkable for the grossest fallacy: Ars longa, vita brevis.Thoughts on Man|William Godwin
They have little value from a purely literary point of view, and many of them are disfigured by the grossest obscenity.
To attempt such a work could only be followed by the grossest injustice to all the parties concerned.Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery|William A. Smith
It had gone so far that his failure at the last moment would be the grossest insult he could offer her.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for grossest
- the entire amount
- the great majority