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1. barb

noun. ['ˈbɑːrb'] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.

Synonyms

  • dig
  • shaft
  • comment
  • jibe
  • cheap shot
  • remark
  • input
  • gibe
  • shot

Antonyms

  • undercharge
  • straight line
  • unfasten
  • unhook

Etymology

  • Barbary (English)
  • barbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • barba (Latin)

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Rhymes with Barb

  • schlarb
  • zarb
  • harb
  • garbe
  • garb
  • farb

Sentences with barb


1. Noun, singular or mass
The barb will be lodged in the fabric with the tag dangling on it in front.

2. barb

noun. ['ˈbɑːrb'] a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove.

Synonyms

  • shaft
  • hook
  • fluke
  • spear
  • lance
  • arrowhead

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • Barbary (English)
  • barbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • barba (Latin)

3. barb

noun. ['ˈbɑːrb'] the pointed part of barbed wire.

Synonyms

  • barbwire
  • barbed wire

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • Barbary (English)
  • barbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • barba (Latin)

4. barb

verb. ['ˈbɑːrb'] provide with barbs.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • close
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • Barbary (English)
  • barbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • barba (Latin)

5. barb

noun. ['ˈbɑːrb'] one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather.

Synonyms

  • fibril
  • filament
  • vane
  • web

Antonyms

  • open
  • praise
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • Barbary (English)
  • barbe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • barba (Latin)
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