Gruff synonyms

grŭf
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Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
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Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
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(Figuratively, of a person or behavi) Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh.
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(Obsolete) Arrogant; domineering.
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Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
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Abrasive; tending to annoy
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Coming, happening, or ending suddenly; sudden; unexpected
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(Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
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Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
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Afflicted by a dry, quite harsh voice.
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Having a rough and frank but affable manner
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Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
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Not polite; discourteous.
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Brittle and inductile when cold (cold short) or hot (hot short)
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Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
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The definition of sour is something with an acidic taste, or someone who is resentful or angry.
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The definition of stern is someone who is very serious or strict.
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Produced in the throat, as some sounds or tones
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Not gracious or affable; rude; discourteous; impolite
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Being especially well-adapted; felicitous:
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Not quickly angered or excited; placid; calm
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The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
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Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
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Soft or tender by reason of ripeness; having a tender pulp.
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Not stern; lenient:
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Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh:
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Fair and comfortable:
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The definition of courteous is a polite and considerate person.
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Generally warm, approachable and easy to relate with in character.
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Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
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Using only a few words; laconic
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Low and grating in sound
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(Of a sound) Like that of a frog
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Husky means sounding hoarse, or being heavy built.
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Rudely unceremonious
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Low and grating in sound
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Characteristic of a curmudgeon; churlish
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brusque and surly and forbidding
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