riposte

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a quick and usually witty response to a taunt
an answer or reply, rapidly uttered, in response to a question or problem
a thrust given in return after parrying an attack
to respond quickly; particularly if the response is humorous
to attempt to hit an opponent after parrying an attack
an attack made immediately after a parry of the opponent's attack
\rih-POST\, noun: 1 A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing 2 A quick and effective reply by word or act
A counter attack after the opponent's attack has been parried
If you riposte, you make a quick, clever response to something someone has said. `It's tough at the top,' he said. `It's tougher at the bottom,' riposted the billionaire
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
An offensive action made immediately after a parry of the opponent's attack
You can refer to an action as a riposte to something when it is a response to that thing. The operation is being seen as a swift riposte to the killing of a senior army commander. a quick, clever reply to something that someone has said (risposta , from rispondere , from respondere; RESPOND)
A counterattack by a fencer who just has blocked an attack by the opponent with a parry
{i} retort, quick and sharp reply; counterstroke, retaliatory act; quick thrust made after a parry (Fencing)
answer back
The offensive action made by the fencer who has parried the attack [ Return to Top ]
Offensive action following the successful parry of an attack It may be direct, indirect, compound, immediate or delayed
a counter-attack made immediately after one has successfully parried the opponent's blade
A riposte is a quick, clever reply to something that someone has said. Laura glanced at Grace, expecting a cheeky riposte
ripost
An answer or reply, rapidly uttered, in response to a question or problem
ripost
A thrust given in return after parrying a lunge
ripost
A quick and usually witty response to a taunt
ripost
A quick and sharp refort; a repartee
ripost
In fencing, a return thrust after a parry
ripostes
plural of riposte
riposts
plural of ripost
riposte

    Hyphenation

    ri·poste

    Turkish pronunciation

    rîpōst

    Pronunciation

    /rəˈpōst/ /rɪˈpoʊst/

    Etymology

    [ ri-'pOst ] (noun.) 1707. From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

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