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Adjective: barbed  baa(r)bd
  1. Capable of wounding
    "a barbed compliment";
    - 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 barbed mane";
    - barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny
Verb: barb  baa(r)b
  1. Provide with barbs
    "barbed wire"

See also: armed, sarcastic

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Barb, Ontario