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Adjective(1) brusque and surly and forbidding(2) deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
(1) Erik's smile faded away quickly when three gruff looking men approached him.(2) After five rings, I was about to hang up, when I heard a gruff voice answer.(3) A gruff voice snarled from a dark corner behind them.(4) The speaker was a gruff man, short and stout, with a raggedy moustache and a balding head.(5) Make up your own silly opposites, such as a high, squeaky voice and a low, gruff voice.(6) Thus McCarthy occasionally came across as gruff or grouchy in this World Cup and some reporters took delight in this.(7) A gruff man with a short temper and a big voice, his shortcomings were as obvious as his merits were hidden.(8) He had a deep, gruff voice, and he said some things that bothered her.(9) She was brought sharply back to earth by the gruff voice of the landlord yelling in her ear(10) To his friends the Orc was gruff , even rude, but deep inside he was all bark and no bite.(11) The alien yelled, using his gruff voice, to his friends, who were standing just out of Leanne's line of sight.(12) Under the gruff exterior was a gentle and sensitive man with a generous spirit.(13) His voice was gruff , but with a certain intellectual refinement to it.(14) There is something old-fashioned in his manner which may explain why he excels as gruff authority figures and flinty men of the West.(15) Soon after he had the crowd's attention with his tight rhymes, gruff voice, and theatrical delivery.(16) His voice was rather gruff but there was kindness in his blue eyes.
1. abrupt ::
2. rough ::
4. husky ::
1. benign ::
2. benignant ::
3. gentle ::
4. mild ::
5. tender ::
Different Formsgruff, gruffer, gruffest, gruffly, gruffness
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