Another word for gruff
gruff brusque blunt bluff 2curt crustySearch Thesaurus
These adjectives mean abrupt and sometimes discourteous in manner or speech. Gruff implies roughness or surliness but does not necessarily suggest rudeness: a gruff reply. Brusque emphasizes rude abruptness: a brusque manner. Blunt stresses utter frankness and usually a disconcerting directness: a blunt refusal. Bluff refers to unpolished, unceremonious manner but usually implies hearty good nature: a bluff and courageous sailor. Curt denotes usually rude briefness and abruptness of speech: a curt letter of rejection. Crusty suggests a rough and forbidding manner that sometimes conceals benevolence of spirit: a crusty old gentlemen who feeds stray cats.
Another word for gruffadjective
Rudely unceremonious:abrupt, blunt, brief, brusque, crusty, curt, short, short-spoken. See attitude
Low and grating in sound:croaking, croaky, hoarse, husky1. See sounds