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Gross

The amount before any subtractions are made. For example, the amount that a person earns from an employer represents his gross income. He then subtracts his tax liability and other deductions to arrive at his net income.
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A gotta-get-laid teen comedy that sidesteps grossness in favor of simpler charm, "Ants in the Pants" juggles familiar elements to pleasant effect.
Thereon, however, as the tone resolutely refuses to change, and Mayall and Edmondson's idea of development is simply to crank up the grossness quotient, things go from dire to worse.
I simply cannot understand why we should even be asked to understand or pardon aspects of such grossness. As a society, we must adopt a more stringent attitude of zero tolerance to sex offenders such as he.
Hughes's style--wry, campy, full of physical low comedy and taboo-busting grossness ("Whatsamatter honey, sit in a puddle or glad to see me?")--can also be offensive.
So immune to bad language on TV am I that he had said it a few times before it suddenly struck me that this was not Channel 4's usual output of late-night grossness, but it was mainstream television and that such crude expressions are now considered perf ectly acceptable.
The grossness, classlessness and leering of this bizarre period piece continue unabated into episode two, where President Lincoln has online sex (in this case over a telegraph!) and Mary Todd is shown to be a 1990s sort of gal.
You don't really expect to see the gruesome sight onscreen, but when a close-up of it is pushed in your face, pic hits a peak of grossness and, yes, hilarity, that it is amazingly able to top later on.
They made a feature out of their grossness. Adorning their great "all bought and paid for" stomachs with the English flag and wearing black socks with trainers, they really have no shame.
The film's structure is so impressive, Albert's grossness so transfixing, the photography by Sacha Vierny so expert, that I watched at least four menus' worth of this plot with considerable pleasure.
Granted, this is an extremely visual example of the grossness that can grow in gyms.
For this month, for the Muslim, means the triumph of the spiritual and the pure in his nature over all the grossness and carnation, which is an inevitable component of our human make-up.