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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge; A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) v. - Answer back; Make a return thrust.

Usage examples (32)
  • Noun : a brilliant riposte to an insult
  • Whether this serves as a decisive riposte is open to readers to judge.
  • Mercer's 1500 word riposte hit Golfman squarely where it hurts - in the pomposity.
  • Tritone: talk about the failure calling the riposte black. .or something actor212 said, for more
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