Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retort

2 senses of retort

Sense 1
rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter -- (a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher")
       => reply, response -- (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply")

Sense 2
retort -- (a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat)
       => vessel -- (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb retort

1 sense of retort

Sense 1
retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoin -- (answer back)
       => answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")

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