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  • nounrude answer
  • verbanswer rudely

synonyms for back talk

  • back answer
  • backchat
  • cheek
  • comeback
  • guff
  • insolence
  • insult
  • lip
  • mouth
  • nasty reply
  • rejoinder
  • retort
  • return
  • riposte
  • sass
  • sauce
  • short answer
  • uptake
  • answer back
  • talk back
  • argue
  • mouth off
  • sass
  • complain
  • protest
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How to use back talk in a sentence

I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Off went the officers again, some distance to the front, and then back again to their men, and got them on a little further.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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