Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb barb

1 sense of barb

Sense 1
barb -- (provide with barbs; "barbed wire")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj barbed

2 senses of barbed

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")

INDIRECT (VIA sarcastic) -> unsarcastic -- (not sarcastic)

Sense 2
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny -- (having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers")

INDIRECT (VIA armed) -> unarmed -- ((used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns)

Similarity of adj barbed

2 senses of barbed

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")
       => sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic) -- (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

Sense 2
barbed, barbellate, briary, briery, bristled, bristly, burred, burry, prickly, setose, setaceous, spiny, thorny -- (having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; "a horse with a short bristly mane"; "bristly shrubs"; "burred fruits"; "setaceous whiskers")
       => armed (vs. unarmed) -- ((used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns)

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