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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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