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1. barbed

adjective. ['ˈbɑːrbd'] capable of wounding.

Synonyms

  • pungent
  • nipping
  • biting
  • sarcastic

Antonyms

  • safe
  • tasteless
  • hot
  • painless

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Rhymes with Barbed

  • garbed

Sentences with barbed


1. Verb, past participle
The hairs are barbed, and designed to stick in the skin, causing irritation and even death.

2. Adjective
A single strand of electric wire works better at containing the cattle than barbed wire.

3. Verb, past tense
Wrap barbed wire around the side support of one side of the frame.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Pull the barbed wire tight to the other side and wrap it around the side support.

Quotes about barbed


1. I grew up in a family that was very barbed and difficult, and there was a lot of humor. None of it was painless humor. All of it was at someone else's expense. It was kind of always about power.
- John Wells

2. How could I remain unyielding? His words penetrated the flimsy barriers I’d set up around my heart. I’d meant to set up a barbed wire fence, but the barbs ended up being covered with marshmallows. He slipped through my defenses easily. He touched his forehead to my hand, and my marshmallow heart melted.
- Colleen Houck

2. barbed

adjective. ['ˈbɑːrbd'] having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..

Synonyms

  • setose
  • thorny
  • prickly
  • bristled
  • barbellate
  • burry
  • bristly
  • briery
  • briary
  • setaceous
  • spiny
  • burred

Antonyms

  • armless
  • easy
  • good-natured
  • spineless
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