Harshly speaking

abrasive
(adj)
ǝ-BRAY-siv
Meaning

1. harshly rubbing

1st Sample Sentence

1. People don't wear woollen clothing next to their skin because of its abrasive texture.

2nd Meaning

2. harsh and unpleasant

2nd Sample Sentence

2. He has an abrasive manner that tends to make people dislike him.

Root

ab (off)#radere (scrape) (Latin)

Synonyms

abrasive, caustic, sardonic, trenchant, vitriolic, vituperative

Mnemonics

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

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