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Synonyms of barb

Noun


1. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe, remark, comment, input

usage: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

2. barb, point

usage: the pointed part of barbed wire

3. barb, point

usage: a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

4. barb, fibril, filament, strand

usage: one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

Verb


1. barb, change, alter, modify

usage: provide with barbs; "barbed wire"

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