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Overview of adj gruff

The adj gruff has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humoured

(brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply")

2. (1) gruff, hoarse, husky

(deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson)

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