gruffly


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gruff

 (grŭf)
adj. gruff·er, gruff·est
1. Brusque or stern in manner or appearance: a gruff reply.
2. Hoarse; harsh: a gruff voice.

[Dutch grof, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

gruff′ly adv.
gruff′ness n.
Synonyms: gruff, brusque, blunt2, curt
These adjectives mean abrupt and sometimes discourteous in manner or speech. Gruff implies roughness or surliness but does not necessarily suggest rudeness: a decent fellow once you get past the gruff manner. Brusque emphasizes rude abruptness: dismissed us with a brusque wave of the hand. Blunt stresses utter frankness and usually a disconcerting directness: was blunt in her disapproval of the idea. Curt denotes usually rude briefness and abruptness of speech: a curt, two-line letter of rejection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.gruffly - in a gruff manner; "`No,' he replied gruffly"
Translations
بِفَظاظَه، بِغلاظَه
nevrle
bryskt
hranalega
ters ters

gruffly

[ˈgrʌflɪ] ADVbruscamente

gruffly

[ˈgrʌfli] adv [say] → d'un ton bourru

gruffly

advbarsch, schroff

gruffly

[ˈgrʌflɪ] advin modo burbero, burberamente

gruff

(graf) adjective
1. deep and rough. a gruff voice.
2. (seeming to be) unfriendly. a gruff old man.
ˈgruffly adverb
ˈgruffness noun
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly, it was pretty gruffly that the doctor answered him.
One of the soldiers, evidently suffering, shouted gruffly and angrily at Pierre to go back.
answered the Saw-Horse, gruffly, and dashed away so suddenly that Tip had to gasp for breath and hold firmly to the post he had driven into the creature's neck.
But before the real personal fright could soundly clutch her, one of the young fellows said gruffly, "Come along with me, you," and as she wedged out at his heels she noticed that another one of the escort was following her.
said Miss Millward, somewhat gruffly, as she impatiently pushed her away.
Well, it's been a doubling so many years, you see," the tailor replied, a little gruffly, "and I think I'd like the money now.
There's nothing for you to make a fuss about," he said gruffly.
My "Scenes of Modern Prison Life" had not sold so well as had been anticipated, and my publisher was gruffly disinclined to speculate in any future works done in the same style.
Come and let a fellow in," he said in a low tone, and when he stood in the hall he clutched Phebe's arm, whispering gruffly, "How is Rose?
My name is Bill," said the yellow hen, somewhat gruffly.
Without furnishing the least clue to the question, whether he receives this as a compliment or as quite the reverse, Durdles gruffly answers: 'Yours is another.
cried the single gentleman gruffly, eyeing him from top to toe.