What is another word for riposte?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪpˈɒst] (IPA)

Riposte, a French word originating from fencing, refers to a quick and sharp comeback or retort to an attack or criticism. Synonyms for riposte include rejoinder, retort, comeback, counterattack, counter, reply, response, answer, and feedback. A rejoinder is a clever reply or response to an accusation or criticism, while a retort is a sharp or witty reply. A comeback is an amusing or witty response to a comment or insult. Counterattack, counter, and reply are all used in the context of defensive responses to an attack, while response, answer, and feedback refer to a written or verbal reply. All these synonyms showcase a swift and effective response to a provocation or challenge.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      reaction, counter-attack.

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What are the opposite words for riposte?

The word "riposte" refers to a swift and clever response or a quick and sharp retaliation. Some of the antonyms for this word are surrender, submission, acquiescence, compliance, and yielding. Surrender means to give up or admit defeat. Submission refers to the act of accepting and following the authority or control of someone else. Acquiescence means agreeing or accepting something without protest. Compliance refers to conforming to a rule or request. Yielding means giving way or surrendering to someone or something. All these antonyms show a lack of resistance or reaction, which is opposite in meaning to riposte.

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Usage examples for Riposte

And Durtal remained dumfounded, for he had to admit that the riposte struck home.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
No; I repeat to you, had you the best reasons to oppose to him, do not riposte, refuse the strife.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
His opponent with a desperate promptitude parried and riposted; the parry only just succeeded, the riposte failed.
"The Ball and The Cross"
G.K. Chesterton

Famous quotes with Riposte

  • “I believe in God,” says my nan, in a way that makes the idea of an omnipotent, unifying frequency of energy manifesting matter from pure consciousness sound like a chore. An unnecessary chore at that, like cleaning under the fridge. I tell her, plucky little seven-year-old that I was, that I don’t. This pisses her off. Her faith in God is not robust enough to withstand the casual blasphemy of an agnostic tot. “Who do you think made the world, then?” I remember her demanding as fiercely as Jeremy Paxman would later insist I provide an instant global infrastructure for a post-revolutionary utopia. “Builders,” I said, thinking on my feet. This flummoxed her and put her in a bad mood for the rest of the walk. If she’d hit back with “What about construction at a planetary or galactic level?” she’d’ve had me on the ropes. At that age I wouldn’t’ve been able to riposte with “an advanced species of extraterrestrials who we have been mistakenly ascribing divine attributes to due to our own technological limitations” or “a spontaneous cosmic combustion that contained at its genesis the code for all subsequent astronomical, chemical, and biological evolution.” I probably would’ve just cried. Anyway, I’m supposed to be explaining the power of forgiveness, not gloating about a conflict in the early eighties in which I fared well against an old lady. Since getting clean from drugs and alcohol I have been taught that I played a part in the manufacture of all the negative beliefs and experiences from my past and I certainly play a part in their maintenance. I now look at my nan in another way. As a human being just like me, trying to cope with her own flaws and challenges. Fearful of what would become of her sick daughter, confused by the grandchild born of a match that she was averse to. Alone and approaching the end of her life, with regret and lacking a functioning system of guidance and comfort. Trying her best. Taking on the responsibility of an unusual little boy with glib, atheistic tendencies, she still behaved dutifully. Perhaps this very conversation sparked in me the spirit of metaphysical inquiry that has led to the faith in God I now have.
    Russell Brand

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