a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
Fencing. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
to make a riposte.
to reply or retaliate.
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How to use riposte in a sentence
Piquette is wine’s riposte to hard seltzer — a light, low-alcohol wine made by refermenting grape skins that would normally go to compost or be thrown away.This $14 South African red wine will bring summertime chill to your glass | Dave McIntyre | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
While Origin won’t be a direct riposte to curbs on audience identifiers like third-party cookies when it does launch, it could eventually become one.Advertisers’ protracted pursuit of cross-media measurement is gathering pace. | Seb Joseph | May 17, 2021 | Digiday
To my liberal readers who are about to riposte that it's hard to imagine a GOP being harder right--oh no it's not!
U.S. intelligence expects that the North would up the ante to every American riposte.War Looms for Obama in Iran, Syria, and North Korea | Leslie H. Gelb | April 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His comments, sincere in their disappointment, remind me of my new favorite riposte of all time.
There were many amusing gaffes and Julia was always ready with a riposte.
Wife Barbara padded around behind him, ever ready with a witty riposte to any and all.
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
But he revealed a natural and disconcerting skill at verbal riposte which made him respected, if not feared by his opponents.Port O' Gold | Louis John Stellman
Try again your feint flanconnade Dupr, Mademoiselle Louise; only be prepared this time for a subtle riposte!Moscow | Fred Whishaw
When my foil had been hit up into the air about three times in succession to the triumphant riposte!Fanny Goes to War | Pat Beauchamp
But Heywood, by some desperate sleight, had parried the certainty, and even tried a riposte.Dragon's blood | Henry Milner Rideout
British Dictionary definitions for riposte
a swift sharp reply in speech or action
fencing a counterattack made immediately after a successful parry
(intr) to make a riposte
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