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rejoinder

noun re·join·der \ri-ˈjin-dər\

: a usually rude or angry reply to something written or said

Full Definition of REJOINDER

1
:  the defendant's answer to the plaintiff's replication
2
:  reply; specifically :  an answer to a reply
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Examples of REJOINDER

  1. The article was a stinging rejoinder to her critics.
  2. <he always has a smart-aleck rejoinder to everything>

Origin of REJOINDER

Middle English rejoiner, from Anglo-French rejoinder, from rejoinder, verb
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of REJOINDER

answer, response, reply, rejoinder, retort mean something spoken, written, or done in return. answer implies the satisfying of a question, demand, call, or need <had answers to all their questions>. response may imply a quick or spontaneous reaction to a person or thing that serves as a stimulus <a response to the call for recruits>. reply often suggests a thorough response to all issues, points, or questions raised <a point-by-point reply to the accusation>. rejoinder can be a response to a reply or to an objection <a salesman with a quick rejoinder to every argument>. retort implies a reaction to an implicit or explicit charge, criticism, or attack which contains a countercharge or counterattack <she made a cutting retort to her critics>.
REJOINDER Defined for Kids

rejoinder

noun re·join·der \ri-ˈjin-dər\

Definition of REJOINDER for Kids

:  2reply

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