riposte
[ ri-pohst ]
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Part of Speechverb, noun
Origin + Etymology
from French risposte (noun), risposter (verb), from Italian risposta ‘response’
Synonyms
noun
  • retort
  • counter
  • rejoinder
  • return
  • retaliation
  • answer
  • reply
  • response
  • comeback
  • retaliate
  • snap back
  • answer
  • reply
  • respond
Antonyms
noun
  • question
  • request
Definition
verb
make a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
noun
a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
Examples
verb
Sally riposted the man who insulted her instead of crying.
noun
Instead of crying, Sally made a brilliant riposte to an insult.
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