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English adjective: gruff

1. gruff brusque and surly and forbidding

SamplesCrusty remarks.
A crusty old man.
His curmudgeonly temper.
Gruff manner.
A gruff reply.

Synonymscrusty, curmudgeonly, ill-humored, ill-humoured



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

SamplesGruff voices.
The dog's gruff barking.
Hoarse cries.
Makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky.

Synonymshoarse, husky

Similarcacophonic, cacophonous

Antonymseuphonious, euphonous

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