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Adjective
Abrupt or taciturn in manner
“He sounded gruff and short, though anyone looking at him could tell that he was worried about her.”
Adjective
Harsh and dry in sound
“He speaks with a gruff voice, is balding and was last seen wearing a grey anorak and trousers.”
Adjective
Harsh and threatening in manner or appearance
“I didn't exchange one word with the gruff mountaineer who sat next to me in the diner.”
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