Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in a gross manner; without delicacy
  • adv. roughly; approximately; inexactly; sketchily

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; without delicacy; shamefully; disgracefully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a gross manner; greatly; coarsely; vulgarly; stupidly; shamefully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a gross manner

Etymologies

gross +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many times in recent months Washington had seen his name grossly slandered and his character blasted in print, but this publication might go further than all others in damage to his reputation.

    Washington

  • His questions also related to what he described as grossly overpriced acquisitions of three small companies in Japan several years ago.

    Ousted Olympus President Cites Clash Over Deals

  • He was reacting to what he described as grossly incorrect and mischievous media reports about the ANC and Mpumalanga province.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Olympic kayaking double gold medallist and surf lifesaving instructor Alan Thompson said he was horrified at the reports, which he described as grossly exaggerated and over-dramatised.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Good old CNN has a picture of this smug-looking autocrat (indeed, Swaziland is one of the last absolute monarchies in the world, if you don't count Zimbabwe), dressed in what they describe as 'traditional leopard skins' and what I describe as a grossly inappropriate Halloween costume.

    Muti

  • The primary thing that will differentiate the Obama administration from the bush/cheney carnival ride, if anything at all, will be their adherence to logical, informed processes that actually work even if they are ideologically ambiguous rather than following the ideology even as it leads in grossly counterproductive directions.

    Whether Or Not I Said I Saw It Coming | ATTACKERMAN

  • But he too has rights and they are currently being violated with a sentence that has been identified as grossly excessive by some of the top legal experts in the country, as I detailed in my recent column on the matter.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Jewish Obligation for Humane Treatment of Animals

  • The whole "obesity costs taxpayers x amount" and "obesity kills x Americans each year" figures are based on a report prepared by the CDC years back that was picked up on by the media and continues to be trotted out despite the fact that the CDC later retracted the flawed study after it was found to contain grossly exaggerated numbers.

    I want you to stop stalking "overweight" women. - Feministing

  • In this endorsement today, former President George H.W. Bush calls conservative attacks on John McCain "grossly unfair."

    The PM Line - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

  • At best he has allowed the design of Ares I and Ares V to diverge grossly from the configurations upon which their selections were based, and at worst he has personally influenced the selection of these configurations over superior options for personal gain of himself and his friends (or merely satisfy his ego).

    Time to go Mike - NASA Watch

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