Definition of Gruffness

1. Noun. A throaty harshness.

Exact synonyms: Hoarseness, Huskiness
Generic synonyms: Harshness, Roughness
Derivative terms: Gruff, Hoarse, Husky



2. Noun. An abrupt discourteous manner.
Exact synonyms: Abruptness, Brusqueness, Curtness, Shortness
Generic synonyms: Discourtesy, Rudeness
Derivative terms: Abrupt, Brusque, Curt, Gruff, Short

Definition of Gruffness

1. Noun. The characteristic or quality of being gruff ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gruffness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruffness

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

Literary usage of Gruffness

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1920)
"This little incident, I have always t, was typical of his character—the external gruffness towards •angers, the keen human sympathy underneath, ..."

2. Paris Nights by Arnold Bennett (1913)
"gruffness and the malicious satisfaction of candid gratuitous criticism are the root of the evil in the home of the Smiths. And the consequences of them are ..."

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