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gruff

see definition of gruff
  • adjbad-tempered, rude
  • adjrasping in sound
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Synonyms for gruff

adj bad-tempered, rude
  • blunt
  • boisterous
  • brusque
  • crusty
  • dour
  • grumpy
  • nasty
  • offhand
  • surly
  • abrupt
  • bearish
  • boorish
  • churlish
  • crabbed
  • crabby
  • crude
  • curt
  • discourteous
  • fierce
  • grouchy
  • ill-natured
  • impolite
  • morose
  • rough
  • saturnine
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • sour
  • sullen
  • truculent
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
  • unmannerly

Antonyms for gruff

  • cheerful
  • happy
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • polite
  • tactful
  • even-tempered
  • soft
  • sweet
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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