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abrasive

see definition of abrasive
  • adjirritating in manner
  • adjscraping or wearing
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Synonyms for abrasive

adj irritating in manner
  • annoying
  • biting
  • caustic
  • nasty
  • cutting
  • rough
  • sharp
  • galling
  • hard to take
  • hateful
  • hurtful
  • rubbing the wrong way
  • spiky
  • unpleasant

Antonyms for abrasive

  • agreeable
  • calm
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
  • moderate
  • likeable
  • smooth
  • soft
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More words related to abrasive

caustic

adjective. burning, corrosive
  • abrasive
  • acerbic
  • acid
  • acrid
  • alkaline
  • astringent
  • biting
  • corroding
  • erosive
  • keen
  • mordant
  • pungent
  • tart

destructive

adjective. hurtful, disparaging

gritty

adjective. granular
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.