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1. backtalk

noun. an impudent or insolent rejoinder.

Synonyms

  • sass
  • return
  • retort
  • back talk
  • riposte
  • rejoinder
  • replication
  • comeback
  • sassing
  • counter
  • lip

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • ground stroke

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • talk (English)
  • talken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word backtalk


1. Noun, singular or mass
If a coworker's moodiness translates into a constant backtalk, snapping, or ignoring others or her responsibilities, you can confront her on the spot, or wait for the right opportunity to address the issue.

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