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Spanish translation of “gruff”


adjective /ɡraf/
deep and rough
a gruff voice.
(seeming to be) unfriendly
brusco; malhumorado
a gruff old man.
gruffly adverb
bruscamente, toscamente; con malhumor
He spoke gruffly.
gruffness noun
brusquedad; malhumor
(Definition of gruff from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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