gruff
Pronunciation Adjective

gruff (comparative gruffer, superlative gruffest)

  1. having a rough, surly, and harsh demeanor and nature.
  2. hoarse-voiced.
Translations Translations Verb

gruff (gruffs, present participle gruffing; past and past participle gruffed)

  1. To speak gruffly.
    • 2001, Benny Hinn, He Touched Me: An Autobiography
      “Who gave you that?” replied my father angrily. “Did you bribe someone?” “No,” I told him. “It was a gift, from some people who really want me to be on this trip.” “Fine,” he gruffed.



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