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Synonyms for 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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