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Synonyms for abrasive
əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasive, abradant, abrasive material(adj)

    a substance that abrades or wears down

    Synonyms:
    abrasive material, abrader, abradant

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

  2. abrasive, scratchy(adj)

    causing abrasion

    Synonyms:
    fractious, pettish, rough, peckish, petulant, uneven, peevish, gravelly, tetchy, irritable, harsh, scratchy, grating, techy, nettlesome, cranky, raspy, spotty, testy, rasping

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

  3. harsh, abrasive(adj)

    sharply disagreeable; rigorous

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

    Synonyms:
    rough, coarse, scratchy, harsh

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "abrasive":

    caustic

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. abrasive

    Synonyms:
    Abradant

How to pronounce abrasive?

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How to say abrasive in sign language?

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How to use abrasive in a sentence?

  1. Kelly Johnson-Arbor:

    Any of the currently available products can be hazardous to children, disinfectants generally have similar compositions. They're generally made up of bleaches, ammonium compounds, alcohols, abrasive agents — all of those things are potentially toxic.

  2. Nicki Minaj:

    Maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or bitchy or whatever because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name or treat me like that, then all of a sudden that was my life.

  3. Akilah Ensley:

    Some of them were nice, and some were rather abrasive.


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