1. [ adjective ] sharply disagreeable; rigorous
Synonyms: harsh

"the harsh facts of court delays" "an abrasive character"

Related terms: disagreeable
2. [ adjective ] causing abrasion
Synonyms: scratchy
Related terms: rough
3. [ noun ] a substance that abrades or wears down
Synonyms: abrasive_material abradant
Related terms: material emery_paper emery_cloth carborundum steel_wool abrade
Similar spelling:   abrase