Related formsa·bra·sive·ly, adverba·bra·sive·ness, nounun·a·bra·sive, adjectiveun·a·bra·sive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for abrasive
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.
The sound of the record, meanwhile, is ideal: not too smooth, not too abrasive.The Band’s ‘Rock of Ages’ Is the Greatest Live Album Ever|Andrew Romano|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He stayed away from the gym for a while and came back transformed, abrasive and rude when he had once been polite and respectful.Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs|Michael Daly|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is a sense that House of Cards reflects the infighting and abrasive atmosphere of the political sphere at the time.Rewind: BBC’s Iconic Political Thriller ‘House of Cards’ Still Captivates|Jace Lacob|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to the abrasive and high-handed Zakir, Ibrahim is an admired figure among the insurgents.
Do not discard the sandpaper stick or pencil sharpener used by a draftsman just because all the abrasive sheets have been removed.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Saleratus Bill had carefully removed every abrasive possibility in the two rooms.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
It has an extensive use as an abrasive for grinding and polishing.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
And in the potholes scooped by its whirling waters we recognise the abrasive action of the suspended sand upon the river bed.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|J. (John) Joly
The abrasive trade in general uses low-silica high-iron bauxites.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith