Definition: having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
Usage: a horse with a short bristly mane; bristly shrubs; burred fruits; setaceous whiskers
Similar words: armed
Definition: (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
Definition: capable of wounding
Usage: a barbed compliment; a biting aphorism; pungent satire
Similar words: sarcastic
Definition: expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds