Gruff in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Gruff

severe in tone or manner

Examples of Gruff in a sentence

Although the old man pretends to be gruff, he is really warm and kind.  🔊

The woman’s gruff response told me she wasn’t interested in purchasing a magazine subscription.  🔊

In a gruff voice, the police officer ordered the suspect out of his vehicle.  🔊

Hank’s gruff manner doesn’t fool anyone who knows his friendly nature.  🔊

While Mr. Walker acts gruff, he’s always the first teacher to give a sad student a hug.  🔊

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