HyperDic: gruff

English > 2 senses of the word gruff:
ADJECTIVEallgruff, crusty, curmudgeonly, ill-humored, ill-humouredbrusque and surly and forbidding
allgruff, hoarse, huskydeep and harsh sounding as if from shouting / shouting or illness or emotion
gruff > pronunciation
Soundsgrah'f
Rhymesaleph ... woodruff: 40 rhymes with ahf...
English > gruff: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningbrusque and surly and forbidding.
Examples
  • "gruff manner"
  • "a gruff reply"
Synonymscrusty, curmudgeonly, ill-humored, ill-humoured
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishirritable, malhumorado
Nounsgruffnessan abrupt discourteous manner
Adverbsgrufflyin a gruff manner
English > gruff: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDeep and harsh sounding as if from shouting / shouting or illness or emotion.
Examples
  • "gruff voices"
  • "the dog's gruff barking"
Synonymshoarse, husky
Broadercacophonous, cacophonicHaving an unpleasant sound
Spanishafónico, áspero, bronco, ronco
Catalanaspre, rauc, rogallós, ronc
Nounsgruffnessa throaty harshness

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