What does riposte mean?

Definitions for riposte
rɪˈpoʊstri·poste

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word riposte.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counternoun

    a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

    "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

  2. riposteverb

    (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge

  3. riposteverb

    make a return thrust

    "his opponent riposted"

  4. retort, come back, repay, return, riposte, rejoinverb

    answer back

Wiktionary

  1. ripostenoun

    a thrust given in return after parrying an attack.

    Etymology: From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

  2. ripostenoun

    a quick and usually witty response to a taunt, a retort

    Etymology: From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

  3. ripostenoun

    an answer or reply, rapidly uttered, in response to a question or problem

    Etymology: From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

  4. riposteverb

    to attempt to hit an opponent after parrying an attack.

    Etymology: From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

  5. riposteverb

    to respond quickly; particularly if the response is humorous.

    Etymology: From French riposte, taken from Italian risposta, a derivative of the verb rispondere, "to respond".

Freebase

  1. Riposte

    In fencing, the riposte is an offensive action with the intent of hitting one's opponent, made by the fencer who has just parried an attack. In everyday language, a riposte is synonymous with a retort and describes a quick and witty reply to an argument or an insult.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Riposte

    ri-pōst′, n. a quick short thrust in fencing: a repartee. [Fr.]

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Anagrams for riposte »

  1. periots, ropiest

  2. Periots

  3. Ropiest

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of riposte in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of riposte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of riposte in a Sentence

  1. Le Maire:

    If there are American sanctions against the French decision, which ... is the application of French law, we will immediately seek a riposte at the European level.

  2. Le Maire:

    In case of new American sanctions, the European Union would be ready to riposte.

  3. Jeffrey Halley:

    We are only into the third day of the new year, and a big fat dollop of geopolitical uncertainty has landed on investors' desks, i am struggling to see how an Iranian riposte will not occur.

Images & Illustrations of riposte

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