[n] a substance that abrades or wears down [adj] sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character" [adj] causing abrasion
abradant, abrasive material, disagreeable, harsh, rough, scratchy, unsmooth
carborundum, emery cloth, emery paper, material, sandpaper, steel wool, stuff, wire wool
ablation, ablative, abradant, abrasion, aluminum oxide, attrition, attritive, auto polish, buffing, burnish, burnishing, chafe, chafing, colcothar, corundum, crocus, detrition, dressing, emery, emery board, emery paper, erasure, erosion, erosive, file, fi
\Ab*ra"sive\, a. Producing abrasion. --Ure.