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1. gruff

adjective. ['ˈgrʌf'] brusque and surly and forbidding.

Synonyms

  • ill-natured
  • ill-humoured
  • ill-humored
  • curmudgeonly

Antonyms

  • nature
  • even-tempered
  • amiable
  • equable

Etymology

  • grof (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Rhymes with Gruff

  • mcduff
  • macduff
  • rebuff
  • mcgough
  • mcgeough
  • lebouef
  • leboeuf
  • stuff
  • stough
  • snuff
  • slough
  • scuff
  • pluff
  • fluff
  • enough
  • cluff
  • bruff
  • bluff
  • acuff
  • tuff
  • tough
  • shuff
  • schuff
  • rough
  • puff
  • muff
  • luff
  • huff
  • hough
  • guff

Sentences with gruff


1. Noun, singular or mass
Instruct the volunteer to make his voice sound gruff and silly.

2. Adjective
Use food reinforcers to reward your dog, and develop a gruff voice for making corrections.

2. gruff

adjective. ['ˈgrʌf'] deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion.

Synonyms

  • cacophonic
  • cacophonous
  • hoarse

Antonyms

  • bare
  • pleasant
  • frail
  • quiet

Etymology

  • grof (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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