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Synonyms for retort

Synonyms for retort

to speak or act in response, as to a question

to return like for like, especially to return an unfriendly or hostile action with a similar one

a spirited, incisive reply

Synonyms for retort

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

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Then I think God is a mean old scamp," retorted Davy.
Well, you didn't slap him or seem a bit cross," retorted Davy.
Then dean't shut it at all,' retorted John Browdie.
Maybe; but I never did set much store by black hair--shows gray too soon," retorted Mrs.
I know them all, sir, I can distinguish well--' he retorted, almost mad with rage.
I have said all with my tongue that is needful," retorted Robin, beginning to grow red under the collar.
Nay," retorted the stranger quietly, "I was not offering to smite him while he was down.
It's all the same to me what he is or what he is not, whether in English or whether in French,' retorted Mr.
I tell you,' retorted Bradley, turning upon him in a wild and desperate manner, 'you asked me something, before I went out to wash my face in the river.
At such an insult from a raw peasant I lost my temper, and called him a fool; to which he retorted in a similar vein.
Oh," retorted Gringoire, "'tis no fault of mine, but of the watch and the king.
Summary: New Delhi [India], October 30 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah retorted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on the working culture of the Congress government in the state on Monday.
While Hizbullah preserves and venerates private property, entrepreneurship must abide by the law by accommodating itself to natural reserve requirements, he retorted.
So, oil shale with small particle size should first be pressed into balls and then the balls can be retorted in the Fushun retort.
The oil shale is dried, preheated, and retorted in the section of retorting, and then shale oil is mostly released through Pyrolysis.