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Entry Word: retort
Function: noun
Text: 1 a quick witty response <the clever boy responded to the bully's threat with a rude retort>
Synonyms comeback, repartee, riposte
Related Words back talk; crack, quip, sally, wisecrack, witticism; cut, insult, put-down
2 something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <I didn't appreciate your nasty retort to my question about whether you had finished your homework> -- see ANSWER 1