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His intention was most certainly to rally support and imprint his abrasive personality on his own staff. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some have rushed to suggest he was more popular than his abrasive manner and suspected treachery might suggest. The Sun (2012)He played rugby in the most exuberant and abrasive manner yet was a mass of nerves before the big games. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The slow, abrasive court surface contributes to more extended rallies and longer matches. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His abrasive personality failed to endear him to players or management in his time at the Toon. The Sun (2007)It's less abrasive than it was. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Don't use abrasive cleaners such as cream bleach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The abrasive edge melted and his manner became more conversational, drawing his audience in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would be if he brought a similarly abrasive edge to his interviewing, but one doubts it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Try to be less abrasive. The Sun (2015)Do not use abrasive cleaners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She also has good, less abrasive contact with the Iranians. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: abrasive ADJECTIVE
Someone who has an abrasive manner is unkind and rude.
His abrasive manner has won him an unenviable notoriety.
Definition of abrasive from the Collins English Dictionary
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