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English definition of “riposte”

riposte

noun [C]     /rɪˈpɒst/ US  /-ˈpoʊst/
a quick and clever remark , often made in answer to a criticism : She made a sharp / witty / neat riposte.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinionsAnswering and responding riposte     verb [I or T]
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