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  • as inroughness
  • as inroughness

synonyms for gruffness

  • brusqueness
  • coarseness
  • crudeness
  • hardness
  • harshness
  • rudeness
  • severity
  • roughhouse
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antonyms for gruffness

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  • politeness
  • courtesy
  • evenness
  • gentility
  • kindness
  • regularity
  • smoothness
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How to use gruffness in a sentence

"No, of course not," said Stover with only outward gruffness.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
But the managing editor, despite his accustomed gruffness and sharpness, was at heart the kindest of men.
THE FLYING REPORTERLEWIS E. (LEWIS EDWIN) THEISS
"I don't believe in long engagements myself," he had said, with a certain suspicious gruffness in his tones.
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIEDFLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY
The rugged lines softened, and when he turned to the men waiting for him, there was no gruffness in his voice.
THE FOURTH WATCHH. A. CODY
He was exceedingly gruff and awkward, but no amount of gruffness could dismay James Mandeville.
THE PLEASANT STREET PARTNERSHIPMARY F. LEONARD
His voice falls nearly an octave, lapsing from sweetness and purity to gruffness and volume.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
The almost passionate tenderness and humanity which lay beneath his gruffness was undimmed.
ENGLISH LITERATURE: MODERNG. H. MAIR
With unnecessary gruffness, as I thought, he told me that I was not wanted, and the sooner I got ashore "out of it" the better.
THE LOG OF A SEA-WAIFFRANK T. BULLEN
"Get away, daughter," he grumbled, with that shade of gruffness which is but the transition to absolute surrender.
ILKA ON THE HILL-TOP AND OTHER STORIESHJALMAR HJORTH BOYESEN
Their deportment was quiet and altogether unexceptionable,—no rudeness, no gruffness, nothing of menace.
PASSAGES FROM THE ENGLISH NOTEBOOKS, VOLUME 1NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GRUFFNESS

  • acrimony
  • asperity
  • bumpiness
  • crudity
  • gruffness
  • irregularity
  • unevenness
  • wooliness
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