Synonyms of retort
replyDictionary • 'Who do you think you're talking to?' she retorted.
reply • He replied that this was absolutely impossible.
answer • He paused before answering.
respond • ‘Of course,’ she responded scornfully.
counter • The union countered with letters rebutting the company's claim.
rejoin • 'I dare say they do,' rejoined his wife wearily.
come back with
riposte • 'You look kind of funny,' she riposted blithely.
answer back • I always answered my parents back when I thought they were wrong.
replyDictionary • His sharp retort made an impact.
reply • They went ahead without waiting for a reply.
answer • Without waiting for an answer, he turned and went in.
response • There has been no response to his remarks.
comeback • I tried to think of a witty comeback.
riposte • He glanced at her, expecting a cheeky riposte.
rejoinder • He felt it was an inadequate rejoinder.
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answerWhen you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.
• He paused before answering.
answerAn answer is something that you say when you answer someone.
• Without waiting for an answer, he turned and went in.
answer backIf someone, especially a child, answers back, they speak rudely to you when you speak to them.
• I always answered my parents back when I thought they were wrong.
Thesaurus for retort from the Collins English Thesaurus
to utter (something) quickly, sharply, wittily, or angrily, in response