grating

Part of speech: adjective

Harsh; rasping; irritating.

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Usage examples "grating":

  1. Dick caught hold of the grating, and wisely did as he was advised. - "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. His sense of what is right cannot but be dulled by the continual grating of petty trickery. - "Town Life in Australia 1883", R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny.
  3. Gay Lewis, alert for sensation, faced the grating of the rising lift. - "The Higher Court", Mary Stewart Daggett.