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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a brusque or blunt manner.

Usage examples (32)
  • `No,' he replied gruffly
  • Adjective, : a gruff voice. ,a gruff manner
  • He said her name gruffly, and then he met her eyes and could say nothing else.
  • She came in, pushed the door to, stood close to my bed-side and said again gruffly, "What is it?" for more
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