adverb see gruff I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gruffly — 1700, from GRUFF (Cf. gruff) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gruffly — adv. Gruffly is used with these verbs: ↑mutter, ↑reply, ↑say …   Collocations dictionary

  • gruffly — gruff ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a voice) rough and low in pitch. 2) abrupt or taciturn in manner. DERIVATIVES gruffly adverb gruffness noun. ORIGIN from Flemish and Dutch grof coarse, rude …   English terms dictionary

  • gruffly — adverb in a gruff manner No, he replied gruffly • Derived from adjective: ↑gruff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gruffly — Gruff Gruff (gr[u^]f), a. [Compar. {Gruffer} (gr[u^]f [ e]r); superl. {Gruffest}.] [D. grof; akin to G. grob, OHG. gerob, grob, Dan. grov, Sw. grof, perh. akin to AS. rc[ o]fan to break, Z. reavc, rupture, g standing for the AS. prefix ge , Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gruffly — See gruff. * * * …   Universalium

  • gruffly — adverb In a gruff manner …   Wiktionary

  • gruffly — adv. roughly, harshly; hoarsely; coarsely, crudely; rudely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gruffly — gruff·ly …   English syllables

  • gruffly — See: gruff …   English dictionary

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