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Synonyms for barb
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barb(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    up

  2. barb(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    sugarcoat, glass over, glaze over, glaze, candy, glass

  3. barb(noun)

    the pointed part of barbed wire

    Synonyms:
    buss, kiss, osculation, candy kiss

  4. 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:
    go, beetle off, conk out, give way, fail, flunk, bomb, betray, peter out, break down, poop out, die, bolt, run down, neglect, run out, drain, break, bolt out, flush it, run off, pass out, miscarry, give off, give out, emit, expire, spill, go wrong, distribute, hand out, go bad

    Antonyms:
    bring home the bacon, manage, pass, carry off, negociate, succeed, win, deliver the goods, pull off, make it, bring off, come through

  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 for "barb":

    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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