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Definition 1: a substance that abrades or wears down - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for abrasive in the sense of this definition

(abrasive is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of abrasive ) an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals

(... is a kind of abrasive ) a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive

(... is a kind of abrasive ) cloth covered with powdered emery

(... is a kind of abrasive ) stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand

Definition 2: sharply disagreeable; rigorous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abrasive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the harsh facts of court delays
  • an abrasive character

Synonyms for abrasive in the sense of this definition

(abrasive is similar to ...) not to your liking

"a disagreeable situation"

Definition 3: causing abrasion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for abrasive in the sense of this definition

(abrasive is similar to ...) having or caused by an irregular surface

"trees with rough bark" "rough ground" "rough skin" "rough blankets" "his unsmooth face"

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