Synonyms for gross


Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : grohs
Phonetic Transcription : groʊs

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Définition of gross

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "large;" early 15c., "coarse, plain, simple," from Old French gros "big, thick, fat, tall, pregnant; coarse, rude, awkward; ominous, important; arrogant" (11c.), from Late Latin grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical Latin. Said to be unrelated to Latin crassus, which meant the same thing, or to German gross "large," but said by Klein to be cognate with Old Irish bres, Middle Irish bras "big." Its meaning forked in English to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" (1580s) on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" (early 15c.) on the other. Meaning "disgusting" is first recorded 1958 in U.S. student slang, from earlier use as an intensifier of unpleasant things (gross stupidity, etc.). Earlier "coarse in behavior or manners" (1530s) and, of things, "inferior, common" (late 15c.). Gross national product first recorded 1947.
  • adj large, fat
  • adj whole
  • adj crude, vulgar
  • adj obvious, apparent
  • noun total, whole
  • verb bring in as total
Example sentences :
  • Judge them not by the gross and heavy form in which they now appear.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • To expect the material from Him is to make Him gross, and to become gross ourselves.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Aggie sniffed vehemently in rebuke of the gross partiality of fate in his behalf.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The tall son of Hanover was lean of flesh, but gross in muscle.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • At the door she met a bluff, big man, gross from head to foot.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • My anger and disgust at his gross earthy egoism had vanished.
  • Extract from : « Green Mansions » by W. H. Hudson
  • Barbara, in her Red Gross uniform, is quiet and resourceful.
  • Extract from : « Echoes of the War » by J. M. Barrie
  • I am not sure that views as gross and material are not often held by people who ought to be wiser.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • But a view of the town is one of the surest rules for a gross estimate.
  • Extract from : « Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722 » by Daniel Defoe
  • He lacked words to express his sense of so gross an outrage.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, Issue 10, Saturday, June 4, 1870 » by Various

Antonyms for gross

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