Having excessive pride in oneself, often with contempt or disrespect for others.
Producing abrasion; rough enough to wear away the outer surface.
Making, or having the disposition to make, exorbitant claims of rank or estimation; giving one's self an undue degree of importance; assuming; haughty; - applied to persons.
‘Arrogant Winchester, that haughty prelate.’;
Being rough and coarse in manner or disposition; causing irritation.
‘An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.’; ‘Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.’;
Containing arrogance; marked with arrogance; proceeding from undue claims or self-importance; - applied to things; as, arrogant pretensions or behavior.
A substance or material such as sandpaper, pumice, or emery, used for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.
having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride;
‘an arrogant official’; ‘arrogant claims’; ‘chesty as a peacock’;
(geology) Rock fragments, sand grains, mineral particles, used by water, wind, and ice to abrade a land surface.
a substance that abrades or wears down
sharply disagreeable; rigorous;
‘the harsh facts of court delays’; ‘an abrasive character’;
An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away by friction. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface, the process can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes.