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grossly

[ grohs-lee ]
/ ˈgroʊs li /
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adverb
extremely or flagrantly:Frankly, this article is nonsense, because the writer is grossly oversimplifying the problem.
in an indecent or obscene way; to a degree considered indecent or obscene:He contended that the crude remark about the candidate’s mother breached standards of good taste and was "grossly offensive."
in a very general, broad, or rough way:In the study, early stomach cancer was grossly classified into three major types, based solely on surface characteristics.
in a coarse way that shows lack of refinement or good manners:He ate grossly, stuffing his mouth with food which the little boy cut up for him on the plate.
thickly or densely:The trail is grossly overgrown, as it has not been cut back at all this year.
Slang. in an extremely disgusting or repulsive way:On entering, you’re met by a swarm of grossly dressed uncles—one of them in an undershirt and pajama shorts—milling all over the place.
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OTHER WORDS FROM grossly

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