A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-brey-siv, -ziv]
    • /əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv/
    • /əˈbreɪsɪvnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-brey-siv, -ziv]
    • /əˈbreɪ sɪv, -zɪv/

Definitions of abrasiveness word

  • noun abrasiveness any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper. 1
  • adjective abrasiveness tending to abrade; causing abrasion; abrading. 1
  • adjective abrasiveness tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: an abrasive personality. 1
  • noun abrasiveness The property or quality of being abrasive. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of abrasiveness

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
1870-75; < Latin abrās(us) (see abrasion) + -ive

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Abrasiveness


abrasiveness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

abrasiveness usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for abrasiveness

noun abrasiveness

  • harshness — ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners.
  • roughness — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • brusqueness — abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.
  • aggressiveness — characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing: aggressive acts against a neighboring country.
  • insensitivity — deficient in human sensibility, acuteness of feeling, or consideration; unfeeling; callous: an insensitive person.

Antonyms for abrasiveness

noun abrasiveness

  • gentleness — kindly; amiable: a gentle manner.

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?