Significado de “gruff” - en el Diccionario Inglés

gruff en inglés británico

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gruffadjective

uk /ɡrʌf/ us /ɡrʌf/

(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 /ˈɡrʌf.li/ us /ˈɡrʌf.li/

"You drive," Casey gruffly told Jack.
gruffness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɡrʌf.nəs/ us /ˈɡrʌf.nəs/

(Definición de gruff del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

gruff en inglés americano

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gruffadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ɡrʌf/

dealing with people in a way that lacks patience and seems unfriendly:

He has that gruff exterior, but underneath he’s very kind.

If a person’s voice is gruff, it sounds low and slightly damaged.

gruffly
adverb us /ˈɡrʌf·li/

"You drive," Casey gruffly told Jack.

(Definición de gruff del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)