Thesaurus

barbs

noun
plural of barb

Synonyms & Antonyms of barbs

an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • delivered one last barb to his ex-girlfriend as he stalked away

Synonyms for barbs

Words Related to barbs

Near Antonyms for barbs

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About barbs

Thesaurus Entries Near barbs

barbers

barbs

barcarole

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Barbs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barbs. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on barbs

Nglish: Translation of barbs for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!