Synonyms of gruff in English:

gruff


See US English definition of gruff

See UK English definition of gruff

See Spanish definition of áspero

adjective

1‘a gruff reply’

SYNONYMS
abrupt, brusque, curt, short, blunt, bluff, no-nonsense
laconic, taciturn
surly, churlish, grumpy, crotchety, crabby, crabbed, cross, bad-tempered, short-tempered, ill-natured, crusty, tetchy, bearish, sullen, sour, uncivil, rude, unmannerly, impolite, discourteous, ungracious, unceremonious, offhand
informal grouchy, off, offish
ANTONYMS

friendly, courteous

2‘a gruff male voice bade them enter’

SYNONYMS
rough, hoarse, harsh, guttural, throaty, husky, croaking, rasping, raspy, gravelly, growly, growling
low, thick
ANTONYMS

soft, mellow