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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a harsh and rough manner; In an irritating manner.

Usage examples (35)
  • Adjective : an abrasive personality
  • Her lapdog abrasively circles the mirror on the floor.
  • Jatupon's hair abrasively and then pulled his ear playfully.
  • An abrasively Thatcherite style would be poison to their Lib Dem partners. for more
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