Definition of Grossness

1. Noun. The quality of lacking taste and refinement.

Exact synonyms: Coarseness, Commonness, Raunch, Vulgarism, Vulgarity
Generic synonyms: Inelegance
Derivative terms: Coarse, Common, Common, Gross, Raunchy, Vulgar, Vulgar



Definition of Grossness

1. n. The state or quality of being gross; thickness; corpulence; coarseness; shamefulness.

Definition of Grossness

1. Noun. (obsolete) Size. ¹

2. Noun. Lack of refinement in character, behaviour etc.; coarseness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grossness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grossness

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grossbeaks
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grossers
grosses
grossest
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grossing
grossite
grossly
grossness (current term)
grossnesses
grosso modo
grossular
grossularia
grossularite
grossularites
grossulars
grossulin
grosz
grosze
groszy
grot
grotesque
grotesquely

Literary usage of Grossness

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"grossness that similar scenes would convey to modern minds. ... exhibiting so much less of the grossness prevailing in other lines of thought, and'having so ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"He purified the stage of much of its grossness, and introduced a relative correctness of costume and decoration unknown before. After, about the year 1745, ..."

3. The Antiquary (1888)
"grossness that similar scenes would convey to modern minds. It must be borne in mind that intoxication was not one of the main results of the drinking ..."

4. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1892)
"There was much primitive grossness in his conception of religion, of war, and of government. Nevertheless the central, sovereign, animating power in the ..."

5. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"His grossness of conversation.—His personal quarrel with Lord Townshend.—His contempt for poets.—Obtains a pension for Young.—His patronage of the fine arts ..."

6. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"... on it—Scenes of grossness and Debauchery—Idleness the Parent of Mischief—I yearn for rational Companionship—My Accomplishments do not suit the prevalent ..."

7. Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover by Doran (John) (1875)
"... the Prince's favourite—Intolerable grossness of the Court of George the First—Lord Chesterfield and the Princess—The mad Duchess—Buckingham House—Rural ..."

8. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1892)
"The passion for wealth has worn out much of its grossness by track of time. Our ancestors certainly conceived of money as able to confer a distinct ..."

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