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a·bra·sive

 (ə-brā′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Causing abrasion: scratched the stovetop with an abrasive cleanser.
2. Harsh and rough in manner: an unpleasant, abrasive personality.
n.
A substance that abrades.

a·bra′sive·ly adv.
a·bra′sive·ness n.

abrasively

(əˈbreɪsɪvlɪ)
adv
in an abrupt manner
Translations

abrasively

[əˈbreɪsɪvlɪ] ADV [say, reply] → ásperamente, con tono áspero or desabrido

abrasively

adv sayscharf; criticizeharsch

abrasively

[əˈbreɪsɪvlɪ] adv (fig) → aspramente
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Her name is Maria (Alexandra Borbely) and -- by slaughterhouse standards -- she's both beautiful and abrasively distant.
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Individuals who have had many opportunities to see the error in their thinking and yet refuse to qualify or question it, or who defend their view by abrasively pontificating, refusing to be questioned or dismissing out of hand the interests and opinions of critics expose themselves to the arrogance charge.
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I use my voice which feels abrasively school mam-ish in this gallery about American transport with him, an American child, to briskly say 'it's ok--this is the way' and then I walk away.