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Related / Similar Words: hoarse, husky, crusty, curmudgeonly, ill-humored, ill-humoured

 

Definition:
  • 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;
  • brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply";

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