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Synonyms for retort
rɪˈtɔrtre·tort

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retort

    A verbal answer is a return of words to something that seems to call for them, and is made to a charge as well as to a question; an answer may be even made to an unspoken implication or manifestation; see Luke v, 22. In a wider sense, anything said or done in return for some word, action, or suggestion of another may be called an answer. The blow of an enraged man, the whinny of a horse, the howling of the wind, the movement of a bolt in a lock, an echo, etc., may each be an answer to some word or movement. A reply is an unfolding, and ordinarily implies thought and intelligence. A rejoinder is strictly an answer to a reply, tho often used in the general sense of answer, but always with the implication of something more or less controversial or opposed, tho lacking the conclusiveness implied in answer; an answer, in the full sense, to a charge, an argument, or an objection is adequate, and finally refutes and disposes of it; a reply or rejoinder may be quite inadequate, so that one may say, "This reply is not an answer;" "I am ready with an answer" means far more than "I am ready with a reply." A response is accordant or harmonious, designed or adapted to carry on the thought of the words that called it forth, as the responses in a liturgical service, or to meet the wish of him who seeks it; as, the appeal for aid met a prompt and hearty response. Repartee is a prompt, witty, and commonly good-natured answer to some argument or attack; a retort may also be witty, but is severe and may be even savage in its intensity.

    Synonyms:
    answer, rejoinder, repartee, reply, response

    Preposition:
    An answer in writing, or by word of mouth, to the question.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retortnoun

    Synonyms:
    rejoinder, replicable, repartee, reciprocation, retaliation, reply, answer

    Antonyms:
    concession, confession, acquiescence, acceptance

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"

    Synonyms:
    sound reflection, counter, echo, rejoinder, income tax return, reproduction, return, takings, payoff, regaining, sideboard, take, tabulator, parry, buffet, comeback, riposte, tax return, reverberation, reappearance, counterpunch, recurrence, return key, coming back, replication, yield, getting even, restoration, issue, replica, paying back, restitution, heel counter, proceeds, homecoming

  2. retortverb

    a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

    Synonyms:
    counter, replication, comeback, riposte, return, rejoinder

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

    answer back

    Synonyms:
    recall, take back, devolve, bring back, pay back, riposte, deliver, retrovert, regress, revert, fall, refund, give, reward, generate, return, reelect, pass, yield, hark back, come back, repay, render, requite, rejoin, give back, turn back

Editors Contribution

  1. counter

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retortnoun

    Synonyms:
    repartee; smart, or witty reply

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "retort":

    replica

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