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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordaciousadjective

    capable of wounding

    "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

  2. barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thornyadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. barbedadjective

    Having barbs

  2. barbedadjective

    Bearded (also applied to roses).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barbedparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from to barb.

    His glittering armour he will command to rust,
    His barbed steeds to stables. William Shakespeare, Richard II.

    If I conjecture right, no drizzling show’r,
    But rattling storm of arrows barb ’d with fire. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi. l. 544.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbed

    of Barb

  2. Barbedadjective

    accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse. See Barded ( which is the proper form.)

  3. Barbedadjective

    furnished with a barb or barbs; as, a barbed arrow; barbed wire

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbed in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of barbed in a Sentence

  1. Hannah Pik-Goslar:

    I was shivering in darkness when I suddenly heard a voice; 'Lies, Lies where are you?' It was Anne, and I ran in the direction of the voice, and then I saw her beyond the barbed wire. She was in rags. I saw her emaciated, sunken face in the darkness. Her eyes were very large. We cried and cried, for now there was only the barbed wire between us, nothing more. And no longer any difference in our fates.

  2. Ronald Reagan:

    Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.

  3. Agnieszka Sieradzka:

    Some would be surprised that art existed in a place like that, in a place with crematories, but art was especially needed here behind the barbed wire, because the art could save a part of their human dignity, the art was a hope for a better future. The art was escape from the brutal reality of the camp to another, better world.

  4. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from Co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.

  5. Holmes Norton:

    Children across America have endured an extremely challenging year, and D.C. children in particular have not only endured the coronavirus pandemic but now the militarization of their city, with the hostile symbols of fences and barbed wire. Sledding is a simple, childhood thrill. It is the least we can allow for our resilient children this winter season.

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