Riposte – meaning of the word and examples

A fencer’s quick return thrust following a parry. (Merriam – Webster)

A retaliatory verbal sally: Retort. (Merriam – Webster)

A retaliatory maneuver or measure. (Merriam – Webster)

A quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A quick return thrust in fencing. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A quick and clever remark, often made in answer to a criticism. (Cambridge Dictionary)




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