An unpleasant, abrasive personality.
An example of abrasive is the attitude of your boss who is always short tempered and yelling at you.
Scratched the stovetop with an abrasive cleanser.
An abrasive person can grate on one's sensibilities.
Despite her proper upbringing, we found her manners to be terribly abrasive.
Origin of abrasive
- abrase + -ive