gross 1 /'grōs/ adj [Middle English, immediately obvious, from Middle French gros thick, coarse, from Latin grossus]1: flagrant or extreme esp. in badness or offensiveness: of very blameworthy charactera gross violation of the rules of ethicsa gross abuse of trust2: consisting of an overall total exclusive of deductionsgross annual earnings compare netgross·ly advgross·ness ngross 2 n: overall total exclusive of deductionsin gross2: independently existing, belonging to a person, and not attached to land see also easement in gross at easementgross 3 vt: to earn or bring in (an overall total) exclusive of deductions (as for taxes or expenses)
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
absolute, aggravated, atrocious, big, colossal, considerable, deplorable, dire, disgusting, dreadful, easily seen, egregious, enormous, evident, extreme, fulsome, gigantic, glaring, grave, great, grievous, heinous, horrible, huge, immense, indelicate, lamentable, large, manifest, massive, monstrous, obvious, odious, offensive, outrageous, reprehensible, shameful, shocking, terrible, unmitigated, utter
associated concepts: gross fraud, gross inadequacy, gross misconduct, gross neglect, gross negligence, gross unfairness
aggregate, all-inclusive, complete, comprehensive, entire, exhaustive, full, inclusive, incredibilis, intact, inviolate, lacking nothing, magnus, nimius, plenary, unabridged, unbroken, uncut, undeducted from, undeleted, undiminished, undivided, unexpurgated, unreduced, unshorn, unshortened, whole, without deductions
associated concepts: easement in gross, gross earnings, gross estate, gross income, gross profit, gross receipts, gross sales, gross value
aggregate, blatant (obtrusive), brutal, depraved, entirety, excessive, exorbitant, extreme (exaggerated), flagrant, heinous, improper, inelegant, iniquitous, lurid, manifest, nefarious, objectionable, obnoxious, outrageous, repulsive, salacious, scurrilous, stark, total, totality, uncouth, unseemly, whole (undamaged)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.(1) Of income or profit, total, before deductions.(2) Extreme; blatant. Gross income.n.All income from all sources. See also negligence
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as in the gross sum, amount, weight—as opposed to net. Not adjusted or reduced by deductions or subtractions.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
Great; culpable; general; absolute. A thing in gross exists in its own right, and not as an appendage to another thing. Before or without diminution or deduction. Whole; entire; total; as in the gross sum, amount, weight—as opposed to net. Not adjusted or reduced by deductions or subtractions.Out of all measure; beyond allowance; flagrant; shameful; as a gross dereliction of duty, a gross injustice, gross carelessness or negligence. Such conduct as is not to be excused.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.