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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (exaggerated, negligent)
a. tremendamente, enormemente
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grossly [ˈɡrəʊslɪ]
1 (extremely) [+unfair, inadequate] sumamente; [+inaccurate, negligent, inefficient] sumamente; extremadamente
Reporters presented a grossly inaccurate picture of the situation. His description of events reads to me like a wild fantasy. It is grossly inaccurate. Parts of the system are grossly inefficient. Eventually the entire network will collapse from a shortage of passengers caused by grossly inefficient management and insufficient subsidies.
[+misleading, incompetent, irresponsible, exaggerated] sumamente; tremendamente; [+mislead] de forma escandalosa
If the American government didn't know otherwise, it was either grossly incompetent or it was lying about what it knew. This is a grossly irresponsible decision by the magistrates. Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley yesterday called the promotion of the drug "grossly irresponsible".
The TV station is grossly misleading the public by giving them the impression that they will see what actually happened.
he is grossly overweight está obeso; está gordísimo (informal); the police were grossly negligent la policía incurrió en graves negligencias; many employees are grossly underpaid muchos empleados perciben unos sueldos extremadamente bajos
2 (crassly) burdamente
he didn't put it as grossly as that no lo puso en términos tan crudos
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