Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in a gross manner; without delicacy
  • adverb archaic roughly; approximately; inexactly; sketchily

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

  • adverb in a gross manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

gross +‎ -ly

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • 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

  • 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.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • 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

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