grossly grossly  /ˈɡroʊs li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a gross manner

Usage(s):

  1. Reports of suicides have been grossly overstated.
  2. But to reveal government and industry regulators as grossly incompetent casts a shadow of doubt far and wide, which crimps the free flow of investment capital.
  3. We grossly overestimated our power.

News

  1. State educational association wants recent standardized tests scores to be tossed

    In a report released Tuesday, the Oklahoma Education Association said the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing vendor was “grossly deficient” in meeting the needs of Oklahoma schools and students.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  2. State asked to throw out 2013 tests

    The Oklahoma Education Association 2013 Testing Report expressed "serious concerns about this year's standardized testing," and called the state's testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill's efforts "grossly deficient."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: KJRH-TV Tulsa

  3. Man pleads guilty to pointing rifle at cops

    SAN DIEGO — A man shot by police after pointing a rifle at an officer in North Park last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. Timothy James Farrell, 56, …
    on June 26, 2013     Source: FOX 5 San Diego

Quotes

  1. "The illegal use in baseball of these substances also victimize the majority of players who don't use them. We heard from many former players who believe it was grossly unfair that the users were gaining an advantage," Mitchell said.
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: George Mitchell Source: MyFox Philadelphia

  2. In a 2002 court filing, Chase called Baer's claims "grossly distorted, petulant and self-aggrandizing" and that Baer provided a "modest service," arranging to introduce him to individuals who were experienced in certain facets of organized crime.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: David Chase Source: Washington Post

  3. "Right from the beginning, BP was either lying or grossly incompetent," Markey told NBC's Meet the Press programme. "First they said it was only 1,000 barrels, then they said it was 5,000 barrels."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: Al Jazeera

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