Pronunciation: (ri-pōst'), [key]
—n., v., -post•ed, -post•ing.
1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
2. Fencing.a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
1. to make a riposte.
2. to reply or retaliate. Also,ri•post'.
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