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barbed

Syllabification: barbed
Pronunciation: /bärbd
 
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Definition of barbed in English:

adjective

1Having a barb or barbs: barbed arrows
More example sentences
  • Their half-hearted shower of arrows thickened and turned the air black with sharp, barbed, and vile arrows.
  • My words seemed to fasten like barbed arrows in the souls of men.
  • Arrows and barbed harpoons were placed near the right leg; milling stones, awls, chisels, knives, and other offerings were set to the left of the body.
Synonyms
jagged, ragged, spiky, sawtooth, irregular, spiny
1.1(Of a remark or joke) deliberately hurtful: a fair degree of barbed wit
More example sentences
  • It is tempting to think kindly of him and to believe that underneath the sarcasm, the dry wit, the barbed comment, there's a rather nice man struggling to get out.
  • Every barbed remark directed at a non-conformist is also an affirmation of his/her existence.
  • The dangers for Stephen, however, arc the barbed remarks of the scholars, presently engaged in a discussion of Goethe's novel, Wilhelm Meister.
Synonyms
hurtful, wounding, cutting, stinging, mean, spiteful, nasty, cruel, vicious, unkind, snide, scathing, pointed, bitter, acid, caustic, sharp, vitriolic, venomous, poisonous, hostile, malicious, malevolent, vindictive
informal bitchy, catty

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