1. Brusque and surly and forbidding (synset 301140500)
    "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
  2. Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion (synset 300300556)
    "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"

Found on Word Lists

Find words of a similar nature on these lists:

Other Searches