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English noun: retort

1. retort (communication) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)


SamplesIt brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher.


Synonymscomeback, counter, rejoinder, replication, return, riposte


Broader (hypernym)reply, response


Narrower (hyponym)back talk, backtalk, lip, mouth, sass, sassing

2. retort (artifact) a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat


Broader (hypernym)vessel


Narrower (hyponym)alembic


Part meronymstill


English verb: retort

1. retort (communication) answer back


ExamplesThey retort that there was a traffic accident


Synonymscome back, rejoin, repay, return, riposte


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond









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