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Synonyms for abrasiveəˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasive, abradant, abrasive material(adj)

    a substance that abrades or wears down

    Synonyms:
    abrasive, abrasive material, abrader, abradant

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

  2. abrasive, scratchy(adj)

    causing abrasion

    Synonyms:
    fractious, pettish, rough, peckish, petulant, uneven, peevish, gravelly, tetchy, irritable, harsh, abrasive, scratchy, grating, techy, nettlesome, cranky, raspy, spotty, testy, rasping

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

  3. harsh, abrasive(adj)

    sharply disagreeable; rigorous

    Synonyms:
    rough, coarse, abrasive, scratchy, harsh

    Antonyms:
    agreeable, smooth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

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caustic

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. abrasive

    Synonyms:
    Abradant


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