abrasive


abrasive
/əˈbreɪsɪv / (say uh'braysiv), /-zɪv/ (say -ziv)

noun
1. any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, lapping, etc., as emery or sand.
adjective
2. tending to produce abrasion.
3. (of a personality) irritating; tending to annoy.
abrasively, adverb
abrasiveness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.