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barbed

 (bärbd)
adj.
1. Having barbs.
2. Cutting; stinging: barbed criticism; barbed statements.

barb′ed·ness (bär′bĭd-nĭs) n.
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barbed

(bɑrbd)

adj.
1. having barbs.
2. calculated to wound; cutting: barbed criticisms.
[1520–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barbed - capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
2.barbed - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.barbed - having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers"
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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barbed

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
حادٌّ، شَوْكي، لاذِع
ostnatýštiplavý
skarp
gaddaîur; særandi, hvass
s háčikom
çengellikancalı

barbed

[bɑːbd]
A. ADJ
1. [arrow etc] → armado de lengüetas
2. (fig) [criticism] → incisivo, mordaz
B. CPD barbed wire Nalambre m de púas or de espino
barbed-wire fencecercado m de alambrada or de alambre de espino or (LAm) de alambrado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

barbed

[ˈbɑːrbd] adj (= snide) [comment, remark, criticism] → acéré(e)barbed wire nfil m de fer barbelébarbed-wire fence [ˈbɑːrbdwaɪər] nbarbelés fpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

barbed

adj
arrowmit Widerhaken
(fig) witbeißend; remarkspitz, bissig

barbed

:
barbed wire
nStacheldraht m
barbed-wire fence
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

barbed

[ˈbɑːbd] adj (hook, arrow) → con barbigli (fig) (wit, comment) → pungente, tagliente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

barb

(baːb) noun
1. a backward-facing point on an arrowhead, fishing-hook etc.
2. a hurtful remark.
barbed adjective
a barbed arrow/remark.
barbed wire wire with sharp points at intervals: I tore my skirt on that barbed wire; adjective (etc) with hyphen
a barbed-wire fence.
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Upright pipes, serving as stanchions, were being screwed into the top of the Arangi's rail so that they served to support three strands of barbed wire that ran completely around the vessel, being broken only at the gangway for a narrow space of fifteen inches.
Watching the rigging up of the barbed wire, Jerry's next adventure was an encounter with Lerumie, the return boy from Meringe, who, only that morning, on the beach embarking, had been rolled by Biddy, along with his possessions into the surf.
Jerry, scarcely aware of Lerumie's presence, was trotting past on his way aft to where Borckman, the mate, was superintending the stringing of the barbed wire to the stanchions.
Miller, I had indeed to go campaigning before, but I was barbed from counter to tail, and a man went along to groom me; and now I cannot understand what ailed me to prefer the mill before the battle." "Forbear," said the Miller to him, "harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune."
They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
Is this the creature of whom it was once so triumphantly said -- Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons?
One morning the two big bulls, Gladstone and Brigham Young, thought spring had come, and they began to tease and butt at each other across the barbed wire that separated them.
It was clear last night that this barbed the point of Provis's animosity."
We possessed every known engine, from the harpoon thrown by the hand to the barbed arrows of the blunderbuss, and the explosive balls of the duck-gun.
He tried to pull it out, but one way the flesh resisted the barbed lead, and the other way it resisted the feathered shaft.
This incident agitated and disturbed me most unaccountably - unless you would account for it by saying that Cupid's arrows not only had been too sharp for me, but they were barbed and deeply rooted, and I had not yet been able to wrench them from my heart.
Then, when our ammunition was gone and the Klondiker, still somewhat sober, began to babble again of Milly, Kraft whispered into his ear such a polite, barbed insult relating to people who were miserly with their funds, that the miner crashed down handful after handful of silver and notes, calling for all the fluids in the world to drown the imputation.