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Grossness


GROSSNESS, noun Thickness; bulkiness; corpulence; fatness; applied to animal bodies.

1. Thickness; spissitude; density; as the grossness of vapors.

2. Coarseness; rudeness; want of refinement or delicacy; vulgarity; as the grossness of language; the grossness of wit.

Abhor the swinish grossness that delights to wound the ear of delicacy.

3. Greatness; enormity; as the grossness of vice.