Definition of abrasiveness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈbreɪsɪvnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈbreɪsɪvnəs//
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  1. 1a rough quality in a substance that can be used to clean a surface or make it smooth The abrasiveness of the diamonds made them particularly useful for industrial use.
  2. 2the quality of being rude and unkind in a way that may hurt other people’s feelings His abrasiveness frequently annoyed his teammates.