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Noun: riposte  ri'powst
  1. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    "it brought a sharp riposte from the teacher";
    - rejoinder, retort, return, replication, comeback, counter
  2. (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
Verb: riposte  ri'powst
  1. Respond in a quick, clever or humorous way
    - retort, come back, repay, return, rejoin
  2. (fencing) make a return thrust
    "his opponent riposted"

Derived forms: riposted, riposting, ripostes

Type of: answer, counterattack, countermove, hurl, hurtle, lunge, reply, respond, response, thrust

Encyclopedia: Riposte