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Synonyms for barb
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    calamus, beam, shaft, archeological site, stab, peter, shaft of light, diaphysis, guessing, excavation, ray of light, pecker, digging, snap, jab, guesswork, cock, rotating shaft, blastoff, stroke, ray, prick, shooter, scape, slam, scene, spear, dick, dig, crack, tool, lance, snapshot, shooting, light beam, quill, gibe, guess, beam of light, sweep, putz, jibe, irradiation, injection, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  2. barb(noun)

    the pointed part of barbed wire

    Synonyms:
    dig, jibe, gibe, shot, shaft, slam

  3. barb(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    dig, jibe, gibe, shot, shaft, slam

  4. barb(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    dig, jibe, gibe, shot, shaft, slam

  5. barb(verb)

    provide with barbs

    "barbed wire"

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barb(n.)

    Synonyms:
    beard (or excrescences like a beard), wattles

  2. barb(n.)

    Synonyms:
    horse (of the barbary breed)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tooth, barbara, ranch

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How to use barb in a sentence?

  1. Akhenaton:

    The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

  2. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature -- the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.


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