- n a substance that abrades or wears down
- s causing abrasion
- s sharply disagreeable; rigorous
an abrasive character
- 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.
- Hughes' abrasive nature got him into trouble all the time and finally his employer threw him out of the job.
- Although he comes across as an abrasive and prickly man, Dan's subordinates swear that his heart is in the right place.
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- 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.
June 12, 2013 - Anchorage Daily News
- 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 ...
June 10, 2013 - ThomasNet
- 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...
June 9, 2013 - MLive.com
- Pete Sampras in International Herald Tribune
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...
- Nasser Hussain in Yahoo! Eurosport
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...