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Synonyms of abrasive in English:


  • 1 don't use abrasive kitchen cleaners
    grinding, rubbing, polishing, coarse, coarse-grained, caustic, harsh, mordant;
  • 2 she was a tough girl with an abrasive manner
    caustic, cutting, grating, biting, acerbic, vitriolic;
    rough, harsh, hard, tough, sharp, curt, brusque, stern, severe;
    wounding, nasty, cruel, callous, insensitive, unfeeling, unsympathetic, inconsiderate;
    North American  acerb
    [Antonyms] kind, gentle
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