One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘don't use abrasive kitchen cleaners’
grinding, rubbing, polishing, coarse, coarse-grained, caustic, harsh, mordant
corrosive, corroding, erosive, eroding
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
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