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English adjective: abrasive

1. abrasive causing abrasion


Synonymsscratchy


Similarrough, unsmooth


Antonymssmooth

2. abrasive sharply disagreeable; rigorous


SamplesThe harsh facts of court delays.
An abrasive character.


Synonymsharsh


Similardisagreeable


Antonymsagreeable


English noun: abrasive

1. abrasive (substance) a substance that abrades or wears down


Synonymsabradant, abrasive material


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)carborundum, emery cloth, emery paper, sandpaper, steel wool, wire wool









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