Synonyms of gruff in English:
1 a gruff reply his gruff exterior hid a sensitive nature
surly, churlish, grumpy, crotchety, crabby, crabbed, cross, bad-tempered, short-tempered, ill-natured, crusty, tetchy, bearish, sullen, sour, uncivil, rude, unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, ungracious, unceremonious, offhand
[Antonyms] friendly, courteous
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