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retort

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of retort

  1. 1 a quick witty response <she responded to the heckler with a scathing but hilarious retort that instantly won over the audience> Synonyms comeback, repartee, riposte Related Words squelch; back talk; crack, quip, sally, wisecrack, witticism, zinger; cut, insult, put-down

  2. 2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <the salesclerk responded to my query about the price with a brusque retort> Synonyms comeback, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, answer, returnRelated Words back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms inquiry, query, question




retort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of retort

  1. to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction <when told she couldn't have it, she retorted, “Fine, I didn't want it anyway!”> Synonyms come back, rejoin, reply, respond, answer, return, riposteRelated Words acknowledge, comment, communicate, correspond, react, remark; counter, defend, deny, explain, field, rebut, refuteNear Antonyms challenge, cross-examine, examine, grill, interrogate, pump, quiz; poll, query, surveyAntonyms ask, inquire, question





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