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rejoinder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rejoinder

  1. something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question he always has a smart-aleck rejoinder to everything Synonyms of rejoinder comeback, answer, replication, reply, response, retort, returnWords Related to rejoinder back talk, banter, persiflage, repartee; acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), comment, communication, correspondence, feedback, non sequitur, observation, reaction, remark; defense, explanation, justification, plea, rebuttal, refutationNear Antonyms of rejoinder challenge, charge, cross-examination, grilling, interrogation, interrogatory, quiz; poll, questionnaire, surveyAntonyms of rejoinder inquiry, query, question

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

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