Today’s word of the day is ‘Barb.‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Barb [ bahrb ]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a noun, i.e., it is the main subject of a sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
2. A deliberately hurtful remark
4. Pointed comment
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi- Kantiya
2. Spanish – Lengüeta
3. French – Barbillon
4. Mandarin – Dào gōu
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. His barb hurt more than she cared to admit.
2. Richard was borne to his tent, and a surgeon was sent for to cut out the barb.
3. In trying to draw it out they broke the shaft, thus leaving the barb in the wound..
4. The “mastiff” epithet stuck like a barb in my boyish chivalry.
5. How gracefully their Colonel, the young Count of Eberstein, bounds on his barb!
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
Spike, prong, point, projection, spur, thorn, needle, prickle, spine, quill, bristle, tine, spicule, spicula, spiculum, spinule, arrow, dart, quill, shaft, thistle, insult, sneer, jibe, cut, cutting remark, shaft, affront, a slap in the face, slight, rebuff, brickbat, slur, scoff, jeer, taunt, abuse, disparagement, scoffing, scorn, spite, sarcasm, goading, ridiculing, derision, mockery, dig, put-down, etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
Kindness, praise, compliment, etc.
Discounting the ineffably repetitive homophobic barbs that I receive most days, Twitter trolls’ most common gripe against me appears to be that I am ‘posh.’ Contrary to their unshakeable view, I was not born into the upstairs world.
Many say Ahmed Patel was to Congress what Amit Shah is to the BJP. In 2018, this is how he responded to PM Modi's barb on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme. Patel died of multi-organ failure on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/S0V5PE0SDM
— Brut India (@BrutIndia) November 25, 2020
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