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Meaning & Definition of Barbed in English

English

Barbed

/bɑrbd/

adjective

1. Capable of wounding

  • "A barbed compliment"
  • "A biting aphorism"
  • "Pungent satire"
    synonym:
  • barbed
  • ,
  • biting
  • ,
  • nipping
  • ,
  • pungent
  • ,
  • mordacious

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • barbed
  • ,
  • barbellate
  • ,
  • briary
  • ,
  • briery
  • ,
  • bristled
  • ,
  • bristly
  • ,
  • burred
  • ,
  • burry
  • ,
  • prickly
  • ,
  • setose
  • ,
  • setaceous
  • ,
  • spiny
  • ,
  • thorny

Examples of using

The building is surrounded by a barbed wire fence.