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

2 senses of riposte

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
riposte -- ((fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge)
       => counterattack, countermove -- (an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.)

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

2 senses of riposte

Sense 1
riposte -- (make a return thrust; "his opponent riposted")
       => lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust -- (make a thrusting forward movement)

Sense 2
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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