Exclusive of deductions; total: gross profits. See Synonyms at whole. Unmitigated in any way; utter: gross incompetence. Glaringly obvious: gross injustice. See Synonyms at flagrant. Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude: "It is futile to expect a hungry and squalid population to be anything but violent and gross\u201d ( Thomas H. Huxley). Offensive; disgusting. Lacking sensitivity or discernment; unrefined: Carnal; sensual. Overweight; corpulent. Dense; profuse. Broad; general: the gross outlines of a plan. The entire body or amount, as of income, before necessary deductions have been made. A group of 144 items; 12 dozen. To earn as a total income or profit before deductions. gross out Slang To fill with disgust; nauseate: "The trick in making a family film . . . is finding ways to interest grown-ups without boring, confusing, or grossing out the younger set\u201d ( Christian Science Monitor).