Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Riposte   /rɪpˈoʊst/   Listen

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

WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"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

Copyright © 2021