grossness grossness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of lacking taste and refinement

Usage(s):

  1. If the movie errs, it is with an extended doo-doo joke that crosses over the line into grossness.
  2. And envy gave rise to tales of dirty dealing, venality and grossness.
  3. Heads less distinguished were cartooned in the papers and reviled from the platform with incredible grossness.

News

  • Beach Closed? It’s Because There’s Too Much Poop In The Water

    Refreshing! A new report on beach closings finds that raw sewage is the number one cause keeping you out of the water this summer. Hidden in that grossness is a not-totally-obvious argument for more green infrastructure. Just in time for summer, the Natural Resources Defense Council has reminded us why polluted beachwater could give you pinkeye. The NRDC released its annual beach water quality ...
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. "People are fascinated but they don't want to admit they're fascinated because of the 'ick factor'," said Ms Velez-Mitchell. "Parents especially don't want to discuss it at the dinner table in front of their kids. There's a certain grossness...
    on Jun 1, 2005 By: Jane Velez-Mitchell Source: BBC News

  2. "We must remember that grossness and indecency:are matters of time and place," wrote Mr Burton in his introduction, a year before he was knighted. "What is offensive in England is not so in Egypt."
    on May 13, 2010 By: Richard Burton Source: Economist

  3. What I miss equally is the rich texture of decay which informs every page of the book: what Greene calls "the grossness everywhere".
    on Oct 6, 2004 By: Graham Greene Source: guardian.co.uk

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