any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper.
tending to ; causing ; .
tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive:
an abrasive personality.
a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing
causing abrasion; grating; rough
irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance
“an abrasive substance,” 1853, from abrasive (adj.).
1805, from latin abras-, past participle stem of abradere (see abrasion) + -ive. figurative sense of “tending to provoke anger” is first recorded 1925. related: abrasively; abrasiveness.
abrasive a·bra·sive (ə-brā’sĭv, -zĭv)
causing abrasion. n.
a material used to produce abrasion.
any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper. tending to ; causing ; . tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality. contemporary examples when in disagreement, scalia became known for the “abrasiveness of his attacks against opponents.” the outside game of justice scalia, a […]
noun the act or process of abrasion examples happily some cracks, abrasures of the soil, and other irregularities, served the place of steps; and we descended slowly; allowing our heavy luggage to slip. word origin by 1820 historical examples he did not feel the torn skin on face and hands, nor know that a fresh […]
an embrace, used in greeting someone. noun a hug or embrace upon greeting or parting, esp. in spain and latin america examples the abrazo given as a greeting or sign of affection devoid of s-xual overtures. word origin spanish term
to remove by . verb (transitive) (psycho-n-l) to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction abreact ab·re·act (āb’rē-ākt’) v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts to release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination. ab’re·ac’tion n.
release of emotional tension achieved through recalling a repressed traumatic experience. noun (psycho-n-l) the release and expression of emotional tension -ssociated with repressed ideas by bringing those ideas into consciousness