- (America) IPA: /əˈbɹeɪ.sɪv/, /əˈbɹeɪ.zɪv/
- Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface. [First attested in 1805.]
- Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation. [First attested in 1925.]
- An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.
- Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.
abrasive (plural abrasives)
- A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
- (geology) Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.
- Russian: абрази́в