Synonyms of barb in English:

barb


See definition of barb

noun

1‘the barb on the hook cut his finger badly’

SYNONYMS

spike, prong, point, projection, spur, thorn, needle, prickle, spine, quill, bristle, tine

technical spicule, spicula, spiculum, spinule

2‘he ignored the barbs from his critics’

SYNONYMS

insult, sneer, jibe, cut, cutting remark, shaft, affront, slap in the face, slight, rebuff, brickbat, slur, scoff, jeer, taunt

abuse, disparagement, scoffing, scorn, spite, sarcasm, goading, ridiculing, derision, mockery

informal dig, put-down