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1. abrasive

adjective. ['əˈbreɪsɪv'] sharply disagreeable; rigorous.

Synonyms

  • disagreeable

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • abrase (English)
  • abrasus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Abrasive

  • persuasive
  • pervasive
  • invasive
  • evasive

How do you pronounce abrasive?

Pronounce abrasive as əˈbreɪsɪv.

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Sentences with abrasive


1. Adjective
Verify that the abrasive grit of the sanding belt is not too coarse for the wood surface being sanded.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Baking soda is a mild abrasive that will not damage the glass.

Quotes about abrasive


1. I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.
- Paul Thomas Anderson

2. Hating hurts the hater the most. Hating is not a salve for the wounded soul, it is an abrasive that keeps the soul wounded and raw and oversensitive.
- Jack R. Rose

3. When you depersonalize abrasive behavior and see it as a call for help you become a catalyst for the best kind of change.
- Marilyn Suttle

2. abrasive

adjective. ['əˈbreɪsɪv'] causing abrasion.

Synonyms

  • unsmooth
  • scratchy

Antonyms

  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • pull

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • abrase (English)
  • abrasus (Latin)

3. abrasive

noun. ['əˈbreɪsɪv'] a substance that abrades or wears down.

Synonyms

  • stuff
  • abrasive material
  • emery paper
  • sandpaper
  • material
  • steel wool
  • emery cloth
  • wire wool
  • carborundum

Antonyms

  • roughen
  • natural object
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • abrase (English)
  • abrasus (Latin)
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