Michael Arrington, who runs TechCrunch and just sold it to AOL a few months ago, is an abrasive, big-ego, sometimes obnoxious guy.
But the fractious, abrasive woman with a passion for animals was never a favorite of Mrs. Gandhi's.
One brother, Ari, is a forceful, confident and abrasive Hollywood agent who is the prototype for the HBO series Entourage.
She accused Schmidt of being ‘abusive,’ ‘abrasive’ and ‘nothing short of a world-class bully.’
He stayed away from the gym for a while and came back transformed, abrasive and rude when he had once been polite and respectful.
The surface to be ground is moistened with water and dusted over with a little of the abrasive.
Feldspar as an abrasive is used mainly in scouring soaps and window-wash.
Branches seem to be quite as cramping and abrasive under the equator as in the temperate zones.
It has an extensive use as an abrasive for grinding and polishing.
Corundum as an abrasive is the mineral of this name—made up of anhydrous aluminum oxide.
abrasive a·bra·sive (ə-brā'sĭv, -zĭv)
Causing abrasion. n.
A material used to produce abrasion.