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Definition of riposte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    riposte

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊst//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a quick and clever reply, especially to criticism synonym retort a witty riposte
  2. 2a course of action that takes place in response to something that has happened The US delivered an early riposte to the air attack.
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French risposte (noun), risposter (verb), from Italian risposta ‘response’.

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