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barbed

adjective uk   /bɑːbd/  us   /bɑːrbd/

barbed adjective (WITH SHARP POINT)

having a sharp point that curves backwards

barbed adjective (CRITICIZING)

unkind and criticizing: She made some rather barbed comments about my lifestyle.
Translations of “barbed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶刺的,有倒刺的, (說話)帶刺的,譏諷的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带刺的,有倒刺的, (话)带刺的,讥讽的…
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