Adjective Definition

gruff

1.Definition: brusque and surly and forbidding

"Gruff manner", "A gruff reply"

Related Adjective(s):crusty, curmudgeonly


2.Definition: deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

"Gruff voices", "The dog's gruff barking"

Related Adjective(s):hoarse, husky




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