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Definition of "barbed" []

  • Having barbs. (adjective)
  • Cutting; stinging: barbed criticism; barbed statements. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barbed" in a sentence
  • "Lee is essentially a satirist who redefines the term barbed wit; more traditional in his approach than say, Chris Morris, but no less appalled and disgusted at what has become of us."
  • "One was a rough mangy mut that looked like it had been caught in barbed wire or a fight."
  • "Wrestling legend Paul Heyman has slammed Rihanna for allegedly ripping off his idea of being wrapped up in barbed wire for the single cover for her current comeback single “Russian Roulette.”"