gruffness

  • 1gruffness — 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 …

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  • 2Gruffness — 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 …

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  • 3gruffness — noun see gruff I …

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  • 4gruffness — See gruffly. * * * …

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  • 5gruffness — noun The characteristic or quality of being gruff …

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  • 6gruffness — gruff·ness || grÊŒfnɪs n. roughness; rudeness; abrasiveness; crudeness …

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  • 8gruffness — noun 1. a throaty harshness • Syn: ↑hoarseness, ↑huskiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑husky (for: ↑huskiness), ↑hoarse (for: ↑ …

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  • 9roughness — n 1. coarseness, ruggedness, bumpiness, jaggedness, cragginess, cragginess; stoniness, rockiness; knottedness, nodosity, gnarledness; wrin kledness, nugosity, crinkledness, corrugation; lumpiness; irregularity, unevenness. 2. hairiness,… …

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  • 10abruptness — noun 1. an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑brusqueness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑ …

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  • 11brusqueness — noun an abrupt discourteous manner • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑shortness), ↑gr …

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  • 12curtness — noun an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑brusqueness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑ …

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  • 13hoarseness — noun a throaty harshness • Syn: ↑gruffness, ↑huskiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑husky (for: ↑huskiness), ↑hoarse, ↑gruff ( …

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  • 14huskiness — noun 1. the property of being big and strong • Syn: ↑ruggedness, ↑toughness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rugged (for: ↑ruggedness), ↑husky • Hyp …

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  • 15shortness — noun 1. the property of being of short spatial extent (Freq. 1) the shortness of the Channel crossing • Ant: ↑longness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short • Hypernyms: ↑length …

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  • 16bearish — adjective Date: 1744 1. resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness < a bearish man > 2. a. marked by, tending to cause, or fearful of falling prices (as in a stock market) < bearish investors > b …

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  • 17sullen — adjective Etymology: Middle English solein solitary, from Anglo French sulein, solain, perhaps from sol, soul single, sole + ain after Old French soltain solitary, private, from Late Latin solitaneus, ultimately from Latin solus alone Date: 14th&#8230; …

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  • 18gruff — I. adjective Etymology: Dutch grof; akin to Old High German grob coarse, hruf scurf more at dandruff Date: 1691 1. rough, brusque, or stern in manner, speech, or aspect < a gruff reply > 2. being deep and harsh ; hoarse < a gruff voice > …

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  • 19Alexander III of Russia — Alexander III Photograph by Sergey Levitsky Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias Reign 13 March 1881 – 1 November 1894 ( 100000 …

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