Synonyms for (noun) barb

Synonyms: barb

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

Similar words: fibril, filament, strand

Definition: a very slender natural or synthetic fiber


Synonyms: barb

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

Similar words: point

Definition: sharp end

Usage: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree; he broke the point of his pencil


Synonyms: barb

Definition: the pointed part of barbed wire

Similar words: point

Definition: sharp end

Usage: he stuck the point of the knife into a tree; he broke the point of his pencil


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

Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Similar words: input, remark, comment

Definition: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Usage: from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

Synonyms for (verb) barb

Synonyms: barb

Definition: provide with barbs

Usage: barbed wire

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue