barbed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"barbed" in British English

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barbedadjective

uk   /bɑːbd/  us   /bɑːrbd/

barbed adjective (WITH SHARP POINT)

having a ​sharppoint that ​curvesbackwards

barbed adjective (CRITICIZING)

unkind and ​criticizing: She made some ​rather barbed comments about my ​lifestyle.
(Definition of barbed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barbed" in American English

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barbedadjective

 us   /bɑrbd/
having a ​sharppoint which ​curvesbackwards
unkind and ​criticizing: a barbed ​comment
(Definition of barbed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “barbed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 带刺的,有倒刺的, (话)带刺的,讥讽的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帶刺的,有倒刺的, (說話)帶刺的,譏諷的…
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