HyperDic: riposte

English > 4 senses of the word riposte:
VERBmotionripostemake a return thrust
communicationriposte, retort, come back, repay, return, rejoinanswer back
NOUNcommunicationriposte, rejoinder, retort, return, replication, comeback, countera quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
actriposte(fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
riposte > pronunciation
Soundsrihpow'st
Rhymesalmost ... westernmost: 30 rhymes with owst...
English > riposte: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).
Synonymsrejoinder, retort, return, replication, comeback, counter
Narrowersass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouthAn impudent / impudent or insolent rejoinder
Broaderreply, responseThe speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
Spanishréplica
Verbsriposteanswer back
English > riposte: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge.
CategoryfencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Broadercounterattack, countermoveAn attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
English > riposte: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMake a return thrust.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"his opponent riposted"
CategoryfencingThe art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Broaderlunge, hurl, hurtle, thrustmake a thrusting forward movement
English > riposte: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaninganswer back.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsretort, come back, repay, return, rejoin
Broaderanswer, reply, respondReact verbally
Spanishreplicar
Catalanreplicar
Nounsripostea quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

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