[ UK /ɐbɹˈe‍ɪsɪvnəs/ ]
  1. the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
  2. the quality of being sharply disagreeable
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How To Use abrasiveness In A Sentence

  • But it adds to the general abrasiveness and awfulness of urban life, rather than commenting on it.
  • For all its warmth and wit, the movie has a latent abrasiveness which eventually comes out in a Thravesian trademark: the eruption of unforeseeable violence. Jamie Thraves: Life is bittersweet
  • The first movement's lunging abrasiveness reminds you that he was Xenakis's favourite pupil.
  • De Guingand's role as a foil to Montgomery was a vital one and his diplomacy and tact helped palliate Montgomery's abrasiveness.
  • Does Barack Obama really embrace “abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness” as the model for his cabinet? Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite
  • The music video celebrates the band's abrasiveness with dissociative fade outs and a muted color palette.
  • As I note in my book, professor Stephen Thernstrom, who is one of the most prominent conservatives at Harvard, supported Summers but admitted that Summers is in the “top tenth of one percent of any scale measuring abrasiveness, arrogance, and overbearingness.” Against Larry Summers, the Friedmanite
  • It's not that he's such a lionhearted defender, with abrasiveness and impact.
  • I even think the abrasiveness has its own charm.
  • The difference between candor and abrasiveness is pretty close. Lessons From The World Business Forum
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