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Poetic Definitions: gruffness
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Particularly grey, bleak, cheerless, dismal or dreary.
hasty
crusty
strident
truculent
But neither sweet, balmy, genial, candied nor sugary.
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— Marilynn Howard
Yoda
Gruffness: Master, what is my future?

A civility, without exception, you never were!
An amenity, you have not been!
A huskiness, you are!
A suddenness, you will constantly be!

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— Marianna Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
Please take from me this page,
     focussing on the term gruffness
Used by many a linguist sage,
     seeking a term for ruggedness

Just wait a bit and you may find,
     better than any an anagram,
when coders have more time,
     a much better fitting epigram.
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— Maurine Foster
Waka
A seriousness
that is injuriously
inexorable.
Being acute, sharp or deep.
An intensity or strength.

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— Mara Cooper
Unitoum
Gruffness

Slope
choose
lack
quit

choose
pitch
quit
dip

pitch
break
dip
grow

break
lack
grow
slope.
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— Marietta Ros
Tanaka
Photographic film
Typographical error
production sequence
A curtain, screen, shade or shield.
To protect, keep or withhold.

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— Mitzi Innocent
Rondelet
Gruffness

Cruel treatment,
mathematical precision.
Cruel treatment,
electrical fast transient.
Composition of transmission,
traffic conditioning function.
Cruel treatment.

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— Marylou Leopold
Quinzaine
Gruffness

Never found in good poems.
Can you believe it?
Are they gruff?

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— Mia Leith
Pi (π)
Can I make a poesy, proclaimed so beings might see
Terse inviting allusions, bravely informing, and oh yes provided free?
Abrupt or starch seem all too manifest. But is banging?
Harshness, slope? - or rudeness, asperity? Darn! I neglected hanging!
I reckon roughness and otherwise steepness, but happily ought I
- throw concepts so - summaries crafted with computers spry?
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— Maritza Red
Octosyllable
Really bearish and hasty.
But also churlish and musty.
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— Marisol Silver
Nonet
representational faithfulness
asperity of character
degree of accuracy
unevenness of land
disorderliness
severity
cruelty
rigor
rush
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— Marisa Justice
Mirror Cinquain
gruffness
ragged, coarse
daring, sting, hardening
opposed to softness and smoothness
severity
austerity
the quality of being logically valid
quivering, shaking, twitching
strict, exact
rigor
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— Maribel Vaughan
Limerick
There was a girl from Dusk File,
She needed a word for bile.
      Like quackle the queen?
      But settled on spleen!
So smart that girl from Dusk File.
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— Mollie Valentine
Kural
Brusqueness, curtness, abruptness, hoarseness
Shortness' rough brevities

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— Polly Harding
Haiku (terse)
Incivility
inexorability
indelicacy

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— Mamie Hardy
Haiku (3-word)
Infuriating
valetudinarian
precipitancy

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— Marianne Benson
Haiku (modern)
An impoliteness,
evokes many crudities,
Evokes a harshness.

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— Marla Tate
Gnomic
An asperity, roughness or harshness.
A discourtesy, rudeness or impoliteness.
A huskiness, hoarseness or raucousness.
A grumpiness, peevishness or fretfulness.
A rigour, severity or strictness.

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— Maryann Lambert
Fib (Fibonacci)
A
lack
harshness
abruptness
precipitancy

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— Molly Harvey
Diamante
Gruffness
strident, throaty
rustling, plundering, needing
hoarseness, shortness ..... decorum, politeness
culturing, adorning, shaming
present, courteous
civility
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— Marian Grant
Cinquain - Phrasal
gruffness
harsh handle
roughness of countenance
an abrupt discourteous manner
brusqueness

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— Marion Cole
Cinquain - Expressional
gruffness
and vulgarity
was merely coarse
rough hide which left.
void!

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— Marlene Mason
Butterfly Cinquain
roughness
civil unrest
abstract syntax value
unpolished or unfinished state
coarseness
information object set field
intensity of stress
uncouth remark
harshness
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— Marilyn Bennett
Acrostic - Prefix
 Gruff
ragged
unrefined
foul
flinty
negative
earthy
scabrous
strident
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— Mary Mo
Acrostic - Diagonal
Grossness
Brusqueness
Toughness
Huff
Fretfulness
Shortness
Roughness
Curtness
Abruptness
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— Maria Ward

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.