Thesaurus

comeback

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of comeback

  1. 1 a quick witty response always ready with a comeback for every insult Synonyms retort, repartee, riposteRelated 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 regardless of the question posed by the prosecutor, the witness had a plausible comeback Synonyms answer, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, retort, 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

  3. 3 the process or period of gradually regaining one's health and strength trying to make a comeback after a career-threatening injury Synonyms convalescence, healing, mending, rally, recovery, recuperation, rehab, rehabilitation, snapbackRelated Words resuscitation, revival; survivalNear Antonyms decline, degeneration, deterioration, fading, failing, languishing, sinking, wasting (away), weakening, wilting, withering, worsening; regression, relapse


Learn More about comeback


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up comeback? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an incorrigible rascal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!