What is another word for barbs?

Need synonyms for barbs? Here's a list of similar words from our thesaurus that you can use instead.

Noun
Plural for a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult
“When Betty Bee sets her stinger deep into your skin she forgets she has a barb attached to her stinger that prevents her from pulling it out of her victim.”
Noun
Plural for a deliberately hurtful remark
more ❯
“The barb stung her exactly the way he hoped it would.”
Noun
Plural for an abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine
Noun
Plural for a witty remark or joke
Noun
Plural for the lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
Noun
Plural for an antenna or appendage used for feeling, especially on an insect
Noun
Plural for a bent piece of metal, typically barbed and baited, for catching fish
Noun
Plural for a spearlike weapon with a barbed head
Noun
Plural for any object used as a weapon by being thrown or fired through the air
Noun
Plural for a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals
Verb
To give a point to
“The creeping mist coiled its tendrils round the spiky barbs like grasping fingers.”
Find more words!
Use * for blank tiles (max 2) Advanced Search Advanced Search
Use * for blank spaces Advanced Search
Advanced Word Finder

Related Words and Phrases

See Also

Nearby Words
5-letter Words Starting With
Find Synonyms
go
Word Tools Finders & Helpers Other Languages More Synonyms
Copyright WordHippo © 2021