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husky, hoarse, gruff
adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
ill-humoured, ill-humored, gruff, curmudgeonly, crusty
adj. brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
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short, curt, brusk, brusque
adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
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cackly, squawky
adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
guttural, croaky
adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
jarring
adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
scratchy, rough, raspy, rasping, gravelly, grating
adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
jangly, jangling
adj. like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
shrill
adj. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
strident, raucous
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
splitting, ripping, rending
adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
shrieking, screaming
adj. emitting or resembling loud piercing sounds like screams: "a screaming fury of sound"; "shrieking winds"
litigious
adj. of or relating to litigation
atrabilious, liverish, dyspeptic, bilious
adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion
snappy, snappish
adj. apt to speak irritably; "a snappish tone of voice"
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
short-tempered, quick-tempered, hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, choleric
adj. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-tempered, bad-tempered, crabby, crabbed, grumpy, grouchy, fussy, cross
adj. annoyed and irritable
pettish, techy, tetchy, testy, scratchy, petulant, peckish, peevish, nettlesome, irritable, fractious, cranky
adj. easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
saturnine, morose, moody, glum, glowering, dour, dark, sullen, sour
adj. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
touchy, feisty
adj. quick to take offense
huffish, sulky
adj. sullen or moody
misanthropical, misanthropic
adj. hating mankind in general
misogynistic, misogynous
adj. hating women in particular
shirty, snorty
adj. (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
nagging, shrewish
adj. continually complaining or faultfinding; "a shrewish wife"; "nagging parents"
ugly, surly
adj. inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; "a surly waiter"; "an ugly frame of mind"
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euphonous, euphonious
adj. having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter"
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