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barb

noun

1 barb

An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.

synonyms: dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam.

Roget 271: carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer; cargador; express, expressman; stevedore, coolie; conductor, locomotive, motor.    ... show more

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Dutch: hatelijkheid, speldenprik, speldeprik, steek, stekeligheid
Polish: przycinek, przymówka, przytyk



2 barb

The pointed part of barbed wire.

3 barb

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

Dutch: weerhaak
Polish: zadzior

4 barb

One of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather.

verb

1 barb

Provide with barbs.

Roget 253: be sharp etc. adj.; taper to a point; bristle with.    render sharp etc. adj.; sharpen, point, aculeate, whet, barb, spiculate, ... show more


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