Pronunciation of Retort
/ɹɪtˈɔːt/, /ɹɪtˈɔːt/, /ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɔː_t/
Antonyms for retort:
Synonyms for retort:
fire back at, write back, answer back, alibi, palm off.
reply, talk back, answer back.
pay back, paying back.
Other synonyms and related words:
give, counterblast, requite, restitution, restoration, takings, render, homecoming, reappearance, payoff, deliver, retrovert, flask, parry, replica, pay back, proceeds, devolve, generate, coming back, talk back, bring back, strike, recurrence, alibi, issue, rejoin, turn back, joke, recall, paying back, regress, answer back, refund, reelect, reverberation, take back, regaining, pass, return key, give back, tax return, fall, yield, income tax return, getting even, hark back, buffet, revert, repartee.
snappy answer (noun)
counter-accuse, repay, acknowledge, retaliate, echo, explain, respond, counter-reply, countercharge, counterclaim, requite, counter-state, answer, come back, expound, talk back, counter, rejoin, rebut, answer back, reply, return.
Usage examples for retort:
- If they are not represented, they ought to be;" and by the New Whigs this retort was greeted with applause. - "The War of Independence", John Fiske.
- " No," was the retort. - "Whistler Stories", Don C. Seitz.
- Meekness was once more the part for the old man to play, and raising his hands, palm upwards, in a gesture of generous indulgence for his young sovereign, he denied himself the pleasure of retort. - "The Princess Virginia", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.