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1. retort

verb. ['ˈriːˌtɔrt'] answer back.

Synonyms

  • come back
  • answer
  • repay
  • riposte
  • rejoin
  • reply
  • return

Antonyms

  • take
  • disappearance
  • refrain
  • neutral

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Rhymes with Retort

  • agincourt
  • airport
  • allport
  • banwart
  • belcourt
  • billancourt
  • borgwardt
  • bridgeport
  • cambridgeport
  • carport
  • coudersport
  • davenport
  • freeport
  • gumport
  • harcourt
  • jeancourt
  • kennebunkport
  • kingsport
  • lamport
  • lefcourt

Sentences with retort


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you can't find humor in the insult, don't pressure yourself to find a witty retort.

2. Verb, base form
If you give in to your urge to retort, you'll be playing into their hands.

Quotes about retort


1. It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. retort

noun. ['ˈriːˌtɔrt'] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).

Synonyms

  • sass
  • riposte
  • sassing
  • backtalk
  • rejoinder
  • replication
  • comeback
  • reply
  • back talk
  • response
  • return
  • counter
  • lip

Antonyms

  • ground stroke
  • volley
  • clear
  • stay in place

3. retort

noun. ['ˈriːˌtɔrt'] a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat.

Synonyms

  • alembic
  • vessel

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
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