barbed


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barbed

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

barb′ed·ness (bär′bĭd-nĭs) n.

barbed

(bɑrbd)

adj.
1. having barbs.
2. calculated to wound; cutting: barbed criticisms.
[1520–30]
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

barbed

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

barbed

[ˈbɑːrbd] adj (= snide) [comment, remark, criticism] → acéré(e)barbed wire nfil m de fer barbelébarbed-wire fence [ˈbɑːrbdwaɪər] nbarbelés fpl

barbed

adj
arrowmit Widerhaken
(fig) witbeißend; remarkspitz, bissig

barbed

:
barbed wire
nStacheldraht m
barbed-wire fence

barbed

[ˈbɑːbd] adj (hook, arrow) → con barbigli (fig) (wit, comment) → pungente, tagliente

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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Fifty glittering axes and barbed spears were offered unheeded at his life, but the savages respected his rank and calmness, even in their fury.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
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?
It was a barbed arrow-head in my breast; it tore me when I tried to extract it; it sickened me when remembrance thrust it farther in.
This was the only retort - except glass or crockery - that the heavy creature was capable of making; but, I became as highly incensed by it as if it had been barbed with wit, and I immediately rose in my place and said that I could not but regard it as being like the honourable Finch's impudence to come down to that Grove - we always talked about coming down to that Grove, as a neat Parliamentary turn of expression - down to that Grove, proposing a lady of whom he knew nothing.
Now when I had spoken thus the heart of Dingaan grew heavy and his face dark, for my words stuck in his breast like a barbed spear.
The Knight had scarcely finished a hasty meal, ere his menial announced to him that five men, each leading a barbed steed, desired to speak with him.
Her jealousy of these qualities was now barbed by the knowledge that they were much nearer akin than her own to those of Trefusis.
He glanced at the spear, with its well-worn grip and cruel, barbed head.
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.