Definition of Gruffly

1. Adverb. In a gruff manner. "`No,' he replied gruffly"

Partainyms: Gruff



Definition of Gruffly

1. Adverb. In a gruff manner. ¹

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Definition of Gruffly

1. in a gruff manner [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruffly

gruesomer
gruesomest
gruf
grufe
grufes
gruff
gruffed
gruffer
gruffest
gruffier
gruffiest
gruffily
gruffiness
gruffing
gruffish
gruffly (current term)
gruffness
gruffnesses
gruffs
gruffy
gruft
grufted
grugru
grugru nut
grugru palm
grugru worm
grugru worms
grugrus
gruiform
gruing

Literary usage of Gruffly

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1. Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln: A Story of a Picture by Francis Bicknell Carpenter (2000)
"... gruffly. "About twenty-one, I believe," answered the Secretary of the Interior; "he is of good family and excellent character." "Usher," was the reply, ..."

2. English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, John Dickson Batten (1890)
"Much sitting, much sitting " (gruffly). " How did you get such a wee wee waist ? " " Aih-hh ! ... "With carrying broom, with carrying broom" (gruffly}. ..."

3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... roughly, gruffly, brusquely, abruptly; repulsively; ... somewhat gruffly, with a tinge of asperity; ..."

4. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"[gruffly] Oh you do eh ! Very well—we '11 see what a little prison life will do. [.-1 sharp order] Sergeant! [SERGEANT comes down Bc and salutes] Report ..."

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