Synonyms of barbed in English:

barbed


See definition of barbed

adjective

1‘barbed wire’

SYNONYMS

jagged, hooked, spiky, spiked, spined, spiny, prickly, thorny, scratchy, bristly, bristled, briary, brambly, sharp, pointed

technical spinose, spinous

2‘a barbed remark’

SYNONYMS

hurtful, wounding, cutting, biting, stinging, mean, spiteful, nasty, rude, cruel, vicious, unkind, unfriendly, snide, pointed, hateful, ill-natured, bitter, venomous, poisonous, mordant, acid, acerbic, acrimonious, astringent, caustic, sharp, scathing, hostile, rancorous, malicious, malevolent, evil-intentioned, baleful, vindictive, vengeful, vitriolic, splenetic, malign, malignant, pernicious, bilious

informal bitchy, catty

literary malefic, maleficent

ANTONYMS

kindly, generous