When in disagreement, Scalia became known for the “abrasiveness of his attacks against opponents.”
abrasiveness a·bra·sive·ness (ə-brā'sĭv-nĭs, -zĭv-)
The property of a substance that causes surface wear by friction.
The quality of being able to scratch or abrade another material.
abrasive a·bra·sive (ə-brā'sĭv, -zĭv)
Causing abrasion. n.
A material used to produce abrasion.