gruff
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gruff(
gruhf
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (surly)
a. brusco
My uncle might seem a bit gruff, but he's really a sweetheart once you get to know him.Mi tío puede parecer algo brusco, pero realmente es un amor una vez que llegas a conocerlo.
b. hosco
The gruff car mechanic told us the car wouldn't be fixed until the following Tuesday.El mecánico hosco nos dijo que el carro no estaría arreglado hasta el siguiente martes.
c. seco
Ken can be a little gruff sometimes, but he's not a bad person.Ken puede ser un poco seco a veces, pero no es una mala persona.
2. (harsh)
a. áspero
"I don't give a rat's," came Enrique's gruff reply."Me importa un bledo," fue la respuesta áspera de Enrique.
b. bronco
The waiter told us in a gruff voice that the kitchen was closed.El camarero nos dijo con voz bronca que la cocina estaba cerrada.
c. ronco
The gruff voice of the janitor told them that the bathroom was out of order.La voz ronca del conserje les hizo saber que el baño estaba fuera de servicio.
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gruff
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tone, manner)
a. seco(a), hosco(a)
2. (voice)
a. áspero(a)
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gruff [ɡrʌf]
adjective
gruffer (comparative)gruffest (superlative) [+voice] ronco; [+manner] brusco;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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