Synonyms of gruff in English:

gruff


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adjective

1‘a gruff reply’

SYNONYMS

abrupt, brusque, curt, short, blunt, bluff, no-nonsense

laconic, taciturn

surly, churlish, grumpy, crotchety, crabby, crabbed, cross, bad-tempered, short-tempered, ill-natured, crusty, tetchy, bearish, sullen, sour, uncivil, rude, unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, ungracious, unceremonious, offhand

informal grouchy, off, offish

ANTONYMS

friendly, courteous

2‘a gruff male voice bade them enter’

SYNONYMS

rough, hoarse, harsh, guttural, throaty, husky, croaking, rasping, raspy, gravelly, growly, growling

low, thick

ANTONYMS

soft, mellow