gross - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ɡrəʊs/
adjectivegross
comparativegrosser
superlativegrossest
  1. 1
    a gross amount of money is the total amount before taxes or costs have been taken out

    a company with gross revenues of £50,000,000

    In 1984 women earned only 66 per cent of men’s gross weekly earnings.

    See also net1
  2. 2
    [only before noun] gross actions are extremely bad and are considered immoral by most people

    He was dismissed for gross misconduct.

    gross negligence/mismanagement:

    They were accused of gross negligence.