abrasive :

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  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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...

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