grossness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gross +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grossness (countable and uncountable, plural grossnesses)

  1. (obsolete) Size.
  2. Lack of refinement in character, behaviour etc.; coarseness.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      Now that he was doing so much else she could never have the grossness to apply for it to Sir Claude.