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English definition of “barbed”

barbed

adjective (WITH SHARP POINT)    /bɑːbd/ US  /bɑːrbd/
having a sharp point that curves backwards Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of barbed adjective (WITH SHARP POINT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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