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Riposte   /rɪpˈoʊst/   Listen
Riposte

verb
1.
Make a return thrust.
2.
Answer back.  Synonyms: come back, rejoin, repay, retort, return.






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"Riposte" Quotes from Famous Books



... when he crossed bayonets with Frank. The latter had made himself expert by long training under skilful French instructors, and, besides, was the most finished boxer in the regiment. At thrust and parry, feint and riposte, advance and retreat, he stood first ...
— Army Boys in the French Trenches • Homer Randall

... lunge, parry, riposte, like rapier blades at play. "Because if I told her it is nonsense, that would undermine her faith in her teacher and her respect ...
— The Brimming Cup • Dorothy Canfield Fisher

... by the affability of Mr. Mitchelbourne's reply. They had evidently expected to carry off a triumph, not to be taken up in an argument. They had planned a stroke of the theatre, final and convincing, and behold the dialogue went on! There was a riposte ...
— Ensign Knightley and Other Stories • A. E. W. Mason



Words linked to "Riposte" :   counterattack, thrust, back talk, mouth, sassing, backtalk, respond, hurl, lunge, reply, sass, countermove, comeback, lip, response, fencing, answer, hurtle



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