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retorts

noun
plural of retort

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1 a quick witty response
  • she responded to the heckler with a scathing but hilarious retort that instantly won over the audience

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2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question
  • the salesclerk responded to my query about the price with a brusque retort

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retorts

verb
present tense third-person singular of retort

Synonyms & Antonyms of retorts (Entry 2 of 2)

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!"

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“Retorts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retorts. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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