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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 Wire

  • dwire
  • inquire
  • maguire
  • mcguire
  • mcgwire
  • mcquire
  • o'dwyer
  • quire
  • reacquire
  • require
  • squire
  • swire
  • wire
  • wyre

Sentences with barbed-wire


1. Noun Phrase
Use pliers to mold the barbed wire into the shape of your old frame.

2. Noun Phrase
Electric fences work much better at keeping cattle in than barbed wire.

3. Noun Phrase
Use wire and pliers to twist the barbed wire and secure it in your desired shape.

4. Noun Phrase
From matchbooks to ceramic figurines to antique cars to barbed wire, the collecting bug bites everything.

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

3. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc.

Synonyms

  • barbwire
  • barbed wire
  • piano wire
  • trip wire
  • haywire
  • baling wire

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • follow
  • disadvantage
  • deficit

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance.

Synonyms

  • booster cable
  • filament
  • telephone line
  • telegraph wire
  • conductor
  • jumper cable
  • jumper lead
  • lead-in
  • telegraph line
  • lead
  • telephone wire
  • conducting wire

Antonyms

  • functioning
  • approval
  • disapproval
  • defuse

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] provide with electrical circuits.

Synonyms

  • outfit
  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt
  • unbuckle

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] send cables, wires, or telegrams.

Synonyms

  • cable
  • telecommunicate

Antonyms

  • unready
  • inactivity
  • disable

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] fasten with wire.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] a message transmitted by telegraph.

Synonyms

  • message
  • letter telegram
  • cable
  • night letter
  • telegram
  • overseas telegram

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress
  • differ

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wire

noun. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] the finishing line on a racetrack.

Synonyms

  • finishing line

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • unbalance

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wire

verb. ['ˈwaɪɝ, ˈwaɪr'] equip for use with electricity.

Synonyms

  • accommodate
  • electrify

Antonyms

  • ill
  • unfit
  • unsound

Etymology

  • wīr (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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