AskDefine | Define barbed

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barbed adj
1 capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire" [syn: biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious]
2 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" [syn: barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny]

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Adjective

  1. Having barbs

Noun

barbed
  1. Bearded (also applied to roses).

Verb

barbed
  1. past of barb

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