Synonyms of gross in English:

gross


See definition of gross

adjective

1‘I feel gross and even my legs feel flabby’

SYNONYMS

obese, corpulent, overweight, fat, big, large, outsize, outsized, massive, immense, huge, colossal, fleshy, flabby, portly, bloated, bulky, lumpish

informal hulking, porky, pudgy, tubby, blubbery, roly-poly

British informal podgy, fubsy

North American vulgar slang lard-assed

rare pursy, abdominous

ANTONYMS

slender

2‘they used gross insults to intimidate her’

SYNONYMS

vulgar, coarse, crude, obscene, rude, ribald, lewd, bawdy, dirty, filthy, earthy, smutty, risqué, indecent, indelicate, improper, impure, unseemly, offensive, pornographic

informal sleazy, porno, porn, raunchy, naughty, blue, steamy, spicy, locker-room

British informal fruity, saucy, near the knuckle, close to the bone

North American informal gamy

euphemistic adult

rare concupiscent

ANTONYMS

pure

3‘don't go throwing yourself at men of gross natures’

SYNONYMS

boorish, loutish, oafish, thuggish, brutish, bearish, Neanderthal, philistine, coarse, uncouth, unsavoury, crass, vulgar, common, unrefined, unsophisticated, uncultured, uncultivated, undiscriminating, tasteless, insensitive, unfeeling, imperceptive, callous

informal cloddish, slobbish, plebby, clodhopping

British informal yobbish

NZ Australian informal ocker

ANTONYMS

refined

4‘I threw up—it was gross’

SYNONYMS

disgusting, repellent, repulsive, abhorrent, loathsome, detestable, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, off-putting, unpalatable, unappetizing, uninviting, unsavoury, distasteful, foul, nasty, obnoxious, odious

North American vomitous

yucky, icky, sick-making, gut-churning

British grotty

archaic disgustful

ANTONYMS

lovely

5‘the report is a gross distortion of the truth’

SYNONYMS

flagrant, blatant, glaring, obvious, overt, evident, conspicuous

naked, barefaced, shameless, brazen, audacious, brass-necked

undisguised, unconcealed, patent, transparent, manifest, palpable

out and out, utter, complete

outrageous, scandalous, shocking, disgraceful, reprehensible, dreadful, terrible

enormous, heinous, atrocious, monstrous, wicked, iniquitous, villainous

archaic arrant

ANTONYMS

minor

6‘tax is deducted from their gross income’

SYNONYMS

total, whole, entire, complete, full, overall, comprehensive, aggregate

before deductions, before tax

ANTONYMS

net


verb

1‘he grosses over a million dollars a month’

SYNONYMS

earn, make, bring in, take, get, receive, fetch, draw, collect

informal rake in, pull in, haul in, bag


Phrases

    gross out

      ‘luckily he wasn't one to get grossed out by blood’

      SYNONYMS

      disgust, revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise

      be repugnant to, be repulsive to, be distasteful to

      turn off, make someone want to throw up