Definition of abrasively in English:

abrasively

adverb

  • See abrasive

    • ‘The musician in me won't let me tune out the abrasively bland songs coming out of the speaker above my head.’
    • ‘Quartz plates were cleaned abrasively and then soaked in a heated bath of sulfuric acid and chromic acid mixture for 15 to 20 min, followed by repeated washing with distilled H20 and ethanol.’
    • ‘His voice has an elemental beauty - abrasively sexy one minute and angelic the next - that seems both totally of its time and yet is transcendent enough to speak intimately to every individual's situation.’
    • ‘In fact, Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist satire seems abrasively modern in its attack on the dehumanising effect of industrial capitalism.’
    • ‘In short the man is setting out to do what the leader of the Opposition is supposed to do - he will oppose as abrasively and effectively as he can.’

Pronunciation

abrasively

/əˈbreɪsɪvli/