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  • gruff — [grʌf] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Dutch; Origin: grof] speaking in a rough, unfriendly voice ▪ His manner can be rather gruff. ▪ a gruff reply ▪ His voice became gruff. >gruffly adv >gruffness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gruff — I. adjective Etymology: Dutch grof; akin to Old High German grob coarse, hruf scurf more at dandruff Date: 1691 1. rough, brusque, or stern in manner, speech, or aspect < a gruff reply > 2. being deep and harsh ; hoarse < a gruff voice > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gruff — adjective 1) a gruff reply his gruff exterior Syn: abrupt, brusque, curt, short, blunt, bluff, no nonsense; laconic, taciturn; surly, churlish, grumpy, crotchety, curmudgeonly, crabby …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gruff — adjective 1 unfriendly or annoyed, especially in the way you speak: a gruff reply 2 a gruff voice sounds low and rough as if the speaker does not want to talk gruffly adverb gruffness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reply — I n. 1) to give, make; send a reply 2) to draw, elicit a reply 3) a curt, gruff; immediate, prompt; stinging; succinct; sullen; terse; witty reply 4) in reply (to nod in reply) 5) in reply to (in reply to your letter) II v. 1) to reply… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • curmudgeonly — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑gruff, ↑ill hu …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-humored — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑curmudgeonly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-humoured — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑curmudgeonly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Don Whillans — (18 May 1933 – 4 August 1985) was an English rock climber and mountaineer. Born and raised in a two up two down house in Salford, Lancashire, he climbed with both Joe Brown and Chris Bonington on many new routes, and was considered the technical… …   Wikipedia

  • brusque — adjective his brusque manners Syn: curt, abrupt, blunt, short, sharp, terse, peremptory, gruff; offhand, discourteous, impolite, rude; informal snappy Ant: polite •• brusque, blunt, bluff, curt, gruff, surly Brusque, wh …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • blunt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. dull, deaden, numb; moderate. adj. dull; direct; brusque; undiplomatic, forthright. See bluntness, discourtesy, insensibility, moderation. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Dull] Syn. dull, unsharpened,… …   English dictionary for students


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