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Synonyms of barbed

Verb


1. barb, change, alter, modify

usage: provide with barbs; "barbed wire"

Adjective


1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious, sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic)

usage: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

2. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny, armed (vs. unarmed)

usage: 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"

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