[ UK /ɡɹˈə‍ʊsnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of lacking taste and refinement
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How To Use grossness In A Sentence

  • It may be; but the German love of food is not necessarily a sign of grossness, and that "overfed" appearance, of which the Reflections and Comments 1865-1895
  • Gassendi, on the other hand, relied upon the grossness and com - plicated shapes of the atoms of hard bodies to account for firmness, the branches and sharp parts becoming interlaced and making movement difficult, if not im - possible. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • Heaven forbid that this child should ever be tainted by the grossness of the world!
  • To do it in ANY way was an act of violence, for what did it consist of but the obtrusion of the idea of grossness and guilt on a small helpless creature who had been for me a revelation of the possibilities of beautiful intercourse? The Turn of the Screw
  • What you can't see in this shot is that my feet are actually cut, and (for additional grossness) I can pump up my extensor digitorum brevis muscle so that it's ripped and the veins over it pop. Total carnage! i love it!
  • The difficulty Ducis felt about translating Othello in consequence of the importance given to such a vulgar thing as a handkerchief, and his attempt to soften its grossness by making the M.or reiterate 'Le bandeau! le bandeau!' may be taken as an example of the difference between la tragedie philosophique and the drama of real life; and the introduction for the first time of the word mouchoir at the Theatre Francais was an era in that romantic - realistic movement of which Hugo is the father and M. Zola the enfant terrible, just as the classicism of the earlier part of the century was emphasised by Talma's refusal to play Greek heroes any longer in a powdered periwig -- one of the many instances, by the way, of that desire for archaeological accuracy in dress which has distinguished the great actors of our age. Intentions
  • Heaven forbid that this child should ever be tainted by the grossness of the world!
  • She had never been tormented by womanhood, and she had lived in a dreamland of Tennysonian poesy, dense even to the full significance of that delicate master's delicate allusions to the grossnesses that intrude upon the relations of queens and knights. Chapter 14
  • A morbid, gloomy man, untaught, unled, left to feed his soul in grossness and crime, and hard, grinding labor. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861
  • But those were relatively minor compared to a completely unexpected miracle of self-control circuits: their ability to extract precision from grossness .
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