Translation of "gruff" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ɡrʌf/ us

(of a person’s voice) low and unfriendly, or (of a person’s behaviour) unfriendly or showing no patience

‘Yeah, so what?’ came the gruff reply.
He’s quite a sweet man beneath the gruff exterior.
gruffly adverb uk /-li/ us
gruffness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “gruff” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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

(Translation of “gruff” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)