Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gruffness

2 senses of gruffness

Sense 1
gruffness, hoarseness, huskiness -- (a throaty harshness)
       => harshness, roughness -- (the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses)

Sense 2
abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness -- (an abrupt discourteous manner)
       => discourtesy, rudeness -- (a manner that is rude and insulting)

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