gross

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Adjective[change]

Positive
gross

Comparative
grosser

Superlative
grossest

  1. (usually before the noun) The gross amount is the total before you take away losses or expenses.
    Her gross pay was $500, but then they took out $60 for tax.
  2. (usually before the noun) A gross violation or abuse is very bad and clearly wrong.
    Leaving the bank unlocked was an act of gross carelessness.
  3. If something is gross is very unpleasant.
    There was a gross smell coming from the broken pipe.

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