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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having or covered with protective quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; Capable of wounding.

Usage examples (38)
  • A barbed compliment
  • Adjective : a professor noted for his barbed criticisms
  • The ‘democratic vistas’ have ended in barbed wire.
  • One was a rough mangy mut that looked like it had been caught in barbed wire or a fight. for more
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