gruff definition

  • adjective:
    • Brusque or stern in fashion or appearance: a gruff response.
    • Hoarse; harsh: a gruff vocals.
    • having a rough, surly, or harsh nature.
    • hoarse voiced.
    • Of a rough or stern way, vocals, or countenance; bad; surly; serious; harsh.
    • brusque and surly and forbidding
    • deep and harsh-sounding as if from shouting or infection or emotion
  • others:
    • Rough or stern in fashion, sound, or countenance; surly; severe; harsh.
  • noun:
    • In drugstore, the coarse residue which will perhaps not move across the sieve in pulverization.
    • In mining, a pit or shaft.
    • Crude or impure saltpeter, as imported from India.

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