1 a substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, grinding, smoothing, or polishing
2 causing abrasion; grating; rough
3 irritating in manner or personality; causing tension or annoyance
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 chafing, erosive, frictional, grating, rough, scraping, scratching, scratchy, scuffing
2 annoying, biting, caustic, cutting, galling, grating, hurtful, irritating, nasty, rough, sharp, unpleasant, vitriolic
3 abradant, burnisher, grinder, scarifier, scourer
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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