abrasive abrasive  /əb ˈreɪ sɪv/


  1. (adj) sharply disagreeable; rigorous
  2. (n) a substance that abrades or wears down
  3. (adj) causing abrasion


  1. Although he comes across as an abrasive and prickly man, Dan's subordinates swear that his heart is in the right place.
  2. Tina's once abrasive and arrogant nature has given way to a likeable person, to a person who knows how to dance in the rain.
  3. Hughes' abrasive nature got him into trouble all the time and finally his employer threw him out of the job.


  1. After building strong DIII team, Fogarty ready to take on Seawolves

    Ron Fogarty of Adrian College will bring an "abrasive, go-get-'em" style of play to UAA if he is hired as the school's next hockey coach, he said Tuesday at a public forum.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Anchorage Daily News

  2. Waterjet System features ball screw drive.

    With Emerald Series, operators can load material into cutting area from all 4 sides. Additionally, system is capable of indexing sheets of unlimited length in all directions. Providing X-Y travel of 5 x 5 ft with 1 or 2 carriages, system comes standard with 30 hp pump, ball screw drive with 25 mm linear rails, and WARDJet dynamic mini hopper, which features 9 preset abrasive flow rates. This ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Jim Heynen: Communities are built, not conjured for our personal convenience

    By Jim Heynen NO MAN IS AN ISLAND: Solitude can be solace against an abrasive community, but if you want one more to your liking, you have to wade in and work for it. (Courtesy photo/used under Creative Commons...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MLive.com

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  1. "They wanted me to be someone I wasn't, on and off the court. That's not who I am. I've never been abrasive or brash," Sampras said. "I just kept it pretty simple, pretty quiet ...... I wasn't going to sell out how I was raised, for more...
    on May 15, 2007 By: Pete Sampras Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The ECB knew exactly when they gave Kevin Pietersen the job, what sort of guy he is," Hussain said. "That's why I thought they gave him the job, because he was abrasive, he was going to be in your face and take people on. They must have...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Nasser Hussain Source: Yahoo! Eurosport

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