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Meaning of BARBED

Pronunciation:  bârbd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"
  2. [adj]  capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

BARBED is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: armed, barbellate, biting, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, mordacious, nipping, prickly, pungent, sarcastic, spiny, thorny



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Barbed\, a. [See 4th {Bare}.]
    Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See
    {Barded} ( which is the proper form.) --Sir W. Raleigh.
  2. \Barbed\, a.
    Furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed
    {Barbed wire}, a wire, or a strand of twisted wires, armed
       with barbs or sharp points. It is used for fences.
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