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riposte

or ri路post

[ ri-pohst ]
/ r瑟藞po蕣st /
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Definition of riposte

noun
a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
Fencing. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
verb (used without object), ri路post路ed, ri路post路ing.
to make a riposte.
to reply or retaliate.
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Origin of riposte

First recorded in 1700鈥10; from French, variant of risposte 鈥減rompt answer,鈥 from Italian risposta, noun use of feminine past participle of rispondere 鈥渢o answer,鈥 from Vulgar Latin respondere (unrecorded) for Latin respond膿re; see respond
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British Dictionary definitions for riposte

riposte

ripost

/ (r瑟藞p蓲st, r瑟藞p蓹蕣st) /

noun
a swift sharp reply in speech or action
fencing a counterattack made immediately after a successful parry
verb
(intr) to make a riposte

Word Origin for riposte

C18: from French, from Italian risposta, from rispondere to reply, respond
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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