[ UK /ɹɪpˈɒst/ ]
[ US /ɹɪˈpoʊst/ ]
  1. answer back
  2. make a return thrust
    his opponent riposted
  1. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  2. (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge
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How To Use riposte In A Sentence

  • She never recanted - too fearful of losing the Duchess's abolitionist support - but unwittingly played a pivotal role in giving the Highland Scot a voice by provoking MacLeod's coruscating riposte.
  • If that is intended as a riposte to the journalists and tastemakers who think that they have him pigeonholed, it is a spectacular and effective one.
  • This is a timely riposte to critics who tried to pour scorn on her as smug, arrogant and aloof. Times, Sunday Times
  • She made a sharp/witty/neat riposte.
  • The poem is a riposte to Lord Beauchamp's backhanded compliment to Australians, ‘Your birthstain you have turned to good.’
  • In 192 thrilling seconds, his side provided ample riposte to all of their scorn and suggestion. Times, Sunday Times
  • Suffice to say that there are inconsistencies that remain unclarified, and a parre/riposte ensued from journalists; importers; agents and publishers from around the world. The state of Australian wine – and Landmark Australia | Dr Vino's wine blog
  • ‘You think that science and progress provide all the answers,’ she riposted.
  • He stepped, lunged, parried, riposted, all the movements flowing into the next, a dance of incredible intricacy.
  • The ex-art school collective has fed fashion, feminism and photo-ops through the lowest of lo-fi fuzzboxes, kindergarten two-step beats, and tape recorder-quality disco - all in the guise of an arch riposte to modern pop culture.
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