Dictionary Results for riposte


1. riposte - noun

· a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

Synonym(s): rejoinder, retort, return, replication, comeback, counter

Hypernym(s): reply, response




2. riposte - noun

· (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge

Hypernym(s): counterattack, countermove




3. riposte - verb

· make a return thrust; "his opponent riposted"

Hypernym(s): lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust




4. riposte - verb

· answer back

Synonym(s): retort, come_back, repay, return, rejoin

Hypernym(s): answer, reply, respond





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