Meaning of ABRASIVE in English

— abrasively , adv. — abrasiveness , n.

/euh bray"siv, -ziv/ , n.

1. any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.


2. tending to abrade; causing abrasion; abrading.

3. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality.

[ 1870-75; abras ( us ) (see ABRASION) + -IVE ]

Syn. 2. harsh, rough, rasping.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .