[ ə-brā′sĭv-nĭs ]
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The property of a substance that causes surface wear by friction.
The quality of being able to scratch or abrade another material.
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When in disagreement, Scalia became known for the “abrasiveness of his attacks against opponents.”The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British leaders from Margaret Thatcher back to Winston Churchill thrived on steely abrasiveness rather than charm.