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Adjective
Abrupt or taciturn in manner
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“He sounded gruff and short, though anyone looking at him could tell that he was worried about her.”
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Having a croaky, husky or raspy sound or voice
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“He speaks with a gruff voice, is balding and was last seen wearing a grey anorak and trousers.”
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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Indelicate or coarse in appearance or manner
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Having or requiring toughness and determination
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Not friendly
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Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control
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