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What is another word for gruff?

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Grumpy or surly in manner
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“He sounded gruff and short, though anyone looking at him could tell that he was worried about her.”
Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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“The owner of the newspaper was a man, just past middle age, with greying hair and a gruff expression on his face.”
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.”
Indelicate or coarse in appearance or manner
Rough, raucous or boisterous in nature
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