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riposte

noun

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  1. a quick witty response he's known for having a brilliant riposte to nearly any insult Synonyms comeback, repartee, retortRelated Words squelch; back talk; crack, quip, sally, wisecrack, witticism, zinger; cut, insult, put-down

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riposte

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of riposte

  1. to speak or write in reaction to a question or to another reaction at cocktail parties she could riposte with lightning speed to even the most unexpected quip Synonyms come back, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, answerRelated 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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