What is another word for abrasiveness?

110 synonyms found


[ ɐbɹˈe͡ɪsɪvnəs], [ ɐbɹˈe‍ɪsɪvnəs], [ ɐ_b_ɹ_ˈeɪ_s_ɪ_v_n_ə_s]

Abrasive characterizes a rough or unpleasant personality; a harshness in tone or manner of communication that may cause annoyance or irritation. It can also describe a rough or coarse texture or surface that can wear away or damage something else. Synonyms for abrasiveness include "coarseness," "crudeness," "bluntness," "gruffness," or "harshness." Other possible synonyms are "rudeness," "intensity," "sharpness," "severity," or "acerbity." In the context of materials, texture, or surfaces, other alternatives could be "roughness," "coarse texture," "unevenness," "irregularity," "pittedness," or "coarseness." Choosing the right synonym depends on the specific context and the author's tone or intention.

How to use "Abrasiveness" in context?

Agitation and anger are often accompanied by a desire to scratch or rub something. The phenomenon is called "abrasiveness" and is most commonly displayed in children who are not getting their needs met. Abrasiveness may also be exhibited as part of a mental disorder such as schizophrenia. It is not always clear what exactly triggers abrasiveness, but it is thought to be due to an overreaction or inability to cope with stress.

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