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Definition of "riposte" [riposte]

  • Sports A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing. (noun)
  • A retaliatory action, maneuver, or retort. (noun)
  • To make a return thrust. (verb-intransitive)
  • To retort quickly. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "riposte" in a sentence
  • "Whether this serves as a decisive riposte is open to readers to judge."
  • "Yet another set of emails approaching. on October 9, 2008 at 9: 59 am | Reply Pete sara and PC 44: and your reasoned riposte is … .. what, exactly?"
  • "[email protected] - your devastating riposte is what exactly … ..?"