: characterized by pointed and biting criticism or sarcasm <barbed witticisms>
Examples of BARBED
- The candidates exchanged barbed comments during the debate.
- <barbed satire on American academia>
First Known Use of BARBED
Related to BARBED
- acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, sarcastic, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tart
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