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gibe

noun

1 gibe

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

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

Roget 929: disrespect, disesteem, disestimation; disparagement etc. (dispraise) 932, (detraction) 934.    irreverence; slight, neglect, spretae injuria formae [Lat.] [Vergil], ... show more

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



verb

1 gibe

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics.

synonyms: agree, check, correspond, fit, jibe, match, tally.

Dutch: overeenkomen, overeenstemmen, rijmen, sluiten, stroken

2 gibe

Laugh at with contempt and derision.

synonyms: barrack, flout, jeer, scoff.

Roget 929: hold in disrespect etc. (despise) 930; misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve; ... show more

Dutch: minachten, veronachtzamen


Moby thesaurus: Parthian shot, affront, aphorism, apothegm, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, be merry with, bon mot, boutade, brickbat, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, call names, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, conceit ... show more.

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