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Synonyms for 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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