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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gruff  \Gruff\,  a.  [Compar.  {Gruffer};  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.  ga-.] 
  Of  a  rough  or  stern  manner,  voice,  or  countenance;  sour; 
  surly;  severe;  harsh.  --Addison. 
 
  Gruff,  disagreeable,  sarcastic  remarks.  --Thackeray. 
  --  {Gruff"ly},  adv  --  {Gruff"ness},  n. 




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