1. harshly rubbing
1. People don't wear woollen clothing next to their skin because of its abrasive texture.
2. harsh and unpleasant
2. He has an abrasive manner that tends to make people dislike him.
ab (off)#radere (scrape) (Latin)
abrasive, caustic, sardonic, trenchant, vitriolic, vituperative
abrasive:ab-Erasive:which means rubbing away ab + rasi -- ab means away and rasi sounds like erase. erasing something to remove away some dirt. hence rubbing away. abrasive. it sounds like aggressive, which means harsh behavior