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 for gross
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: before any deductions; "gross income" [ant: net,
      2: lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of
         the structure appear reasonable"
      3: repellently fat; "a bald porcine old man" [syn: gross,
      4: visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical
         features) [syn: megascopic, gross]
      5: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding
         mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter
         nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth" [syn: arrant(a),
         complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a),
         everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a),
         sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a),
         utter(a), unadulterated]
      6: conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a
         crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a
         revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of
         language so vulgar it should have been edited" [syn: crude,
         earthy, gross, vulgar]
      7: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a
         crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of
         human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross
         injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: crying(a), egregious,
         flagrant, glaring, gross, rank]
      n 1: twelve dozen [syn: gross, 144]
      2: the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
         [syn: gross, revenue, receipts]
      v 1: earn before taxes, expenses, etc.

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