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.
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Examples from the Web for grossness
While the rioting was obviously the low point of the week, it was more a continuation on a theme of grossness than a wild outlier.
Robert Kennedy hated Johnson's grossness, his lies, his bullying of staff, his self-indulgence with whisky and food.
Fortunately there was no grossness, no clownishness of behavior, which would have irreparably offended his fastidious taste.Rose Charlitte|Marshall Saunders
It takes away half the joys and refinements of life; it increases its dulness and grossness.Phaedrus|Plato
What would he say to the grossness without passion and the misanthropy without feeling of Gulliver's Travels?Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV|Thomas Moore
In these the poet sins, however, more from carelessness of humour than grossness of imagination.Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper|Francisco de Quevedo
My reappearance disgusted him, and he had the grossness to show it.The American|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for grossness
- the entire amount
- the great majority