Synonyms for riposte

Synonyms for (noun) riposte

Synonyms: riposte

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

Similar words: counterattack, countermove

Definition: an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

Synonyms: rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte, counter, comeback

Definition: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Usage: it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Similar words: response, reply

Definition: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

Usage: he growled his reply

Synonyms for (verb) riposte

Synonyms: retort, return, riposte, rejoin, repay, come back

Definition: answer back

Similar words: answer, reply, respond

Definition: react verbally

Usage: She didn't want to answer; answer the question; We answered that we would accept the invitation

Synonyms: riposte

Definition: make a return thrust

Usage: his opponent riposted

Similar words: thrust, lunge, hurl, hurtle

Definition: make a thrusting forward movement

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