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ri·poste

 (rĭ-pōst′)
n.
1. Sports A quick thrust given after parrying an opponent's lunge in fencing.
2. A retaliatory action, maneuver, or retort.
intr.v. ri·post·ed, ri·post·ing, ri·postes
1. To make a return thrust.
2. To retort quickly.

[French, alteration of obsolete risposte, from Italian risposta, answer, from feminine past participle of rispondere, to answer, from Latin respondēre; see respond.]
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riposte

(rɪˈpɒst; rɪˈpəʊst) or

ripost

n
1. a swift sharp reply in speech or action
2. (Fencing) fencing a counterattack made immediately after a successful parry
vb
(intr) to make a riposte
[C18: from French, from Italian risposta, from rispondere to reply, respond]
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ri•poste

(rɪˈpoʊst)

n., v. -post•ed, -post•ing. n.
1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action: a clever riposte.
2. Fencing. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
v.i.
3. to make a riposte.
4. to reply or retaliate.
[1700–10; < French, variant of risposte prompt answer < Italian risposta, n. use of feminine past participle of rispondere to answer < Vulgar Latin *respondere for Latin respondēre; see respond]
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riposte

- A counterstroke, such as a snappy retort, from Italian riposta, "reply, response."
See also related terms for reply.
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riposte


Past participle: riposted
Gerund: riposting

Imperative
riposte
riposte
Present
I riposte
you riposte
he/she/it ripostes
we riposte
you riposte
they riposte
Preterite
I riposted
you riposted
he/she/it riposted
we riposted
you riposted
they riposted
Present Continuous
I am riposting
you are riposting
he/she/it is riposting
we are riposting
you are riposting
they are riposting
Present Perfect
I have riposted
you have riposted
he/she/it has riposted
we have riposted
you have riposted
they have riposted
Past Continuous
I was riposting
you were riposting
he/she/it was riposting
we were riposting
you were riposting
they were riposting
Past Perfect
I had riposted
you had riposted
he/she/it had riposted
we had riposted
you had riposted
they had riposted
Future
I will riposte
you will riposte
he/she/it will riposte
we will riposte
you will riposte
they will riposte
Future Perfect
I will have riposted
you will have riposted
he/she/it will have riposted
we will have riposted
you will have riposted
they will have riposted
Future Continuous
I will be riposting
you will be riposting
he/she/it will be riposting
we will be riposting
you will be riposting
they will be riposting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been riposting
you have been riposting
he/she/it has been riposting
we have been riposting
you have been riposting
they have been riposting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been riposting
you will have been riposting
he/she/it will have been riposting
we will have been riposting
you will have been riposting
they will have been riposting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been riposting
you had been riposting
he/she/it had been riposting
we had been riposting
you had been riposting
they had been riposting
Conditional
I would riposte
you would riposte
he/she/it would riposte
we would riposte
you would riposte
they would riposte
Past Conditional
I would have riposted
you would have riposted
he/she/it would have riposted
we would have riposted
you would have riposted
they would have riposted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riposte - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
back talk, backtalk, sass, sassing, lip, mouth - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
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.
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
Verb1.riposte - make a return thrust; "his opponent riposted"
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrust - make a thrusting forward movement
2.riposte - 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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riposte

noun
1. retort, return, answer, response, reply, sally, comeback (informal), counterattack, repartee, rejoinder He glanced at her, expecting a cheeky riposte.
verb
1. retort, return, answer, reply, respond, come back, rejoin, reciprocate 'You look kind of funny,' she riposted blithely.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

riposte

noun
A spirited, incisive reply:
verb
To speak or act in response, as to a question:
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Translations
heittoripostivastapisto
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riposte

[rɪˈpɒst]
A. N
1. (= retort) → réplica f
2. (Fencing) → estocada f
B. VIreplicar (con agudeza)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

riposte

[rɪˈpɒst]
n
(= reply) → riposte f
(= reaction) → riposte f
vtriposter
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

riposte

n (= retort)scharfe Antwort, Gegenschlag m; (Fencing) → Riposte f
vi (= retort)scharf erwidern, parieren; (Fencing) → parieren und eine Riposte bringen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

riposte

[rɪˈpɒst] (liter)
1. nreplica
2. vireplicare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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