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Definition of 'gruff'

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Adjective

  1. brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
       Synonyms: crusty curmudgeonly ill-humored ill-humoured
  2. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
       Synonyms: hoarse husky


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