Definition of “abrasive” - English Dictionary

“abrasive” in British English

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abrasiveadjective

us uk /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/

abrasivenoun [ C ]

us uk /əˈbreɪ.sɪv/

(Definition of “abrasive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“abrasive” in American English

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abrasiveadjective

us /əˈbreɪ·sɪv, -zɪv/

abrasive adjective (ROUGH)

having a rough surface that will rub off a thin layer of another surface:

The paint comes off with an abrasive steel-wool pad.

abrasive adjective (UNPLEASANT)

rude and unkind:

His abrasive style puts people off.

(Definition of “abrasive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)