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  • n  the quality of lacking taste and refinement

  • If the movie errs, it is with an extended doo-doo joke that crosses over the line into grossness.
  • Jones disdained "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" for its grossness and Disney's "renaissance" cartoon features (the ones from "The Little Mermaid" through "The Lion King") for their .
  • Modern research has shown that crocodile dung actually created optimum conditions for sperm because of its alkalinity, but the sheer grossness of the practice might have worked .
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  • 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 ...
    June 30, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine

  • Jane Velez-Mitchell in BBC News
    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...
  • Richard Burton in Economist
    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."
  • Graham Greene in
    What I miss equally is the rich texture of decay which informs every page of the book: what Greene calls "the grossness everywhere".

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