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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An abrupt discourteous manner; A throaty harshness.

Usage examples (38)
  • But the gruffness was a bit tremulous and there were tears in the man's voice.
  • I will be watching closing to Trembley when Liz is pulled early. re: Matt Wieters "gruffness" ....
  • And now there was a decided gruffness in his voice.
  • It was in vain to take refuge in gruffness of speech. for more
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