(noun, adjective)


1. causing abrasion

Similar word(s): rough, unsmooth, scratchy

2. sharply disagreeable; harsh.

- an abrasive character

Similar word(s): disagreeable, harsh

Sentences with abrasive as an adjective:

- An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.

- Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.


1. a substance that abrades or wears down

Similar word(s): abradant

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff