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rejoinder

[ ri-join-der ]SEE DEFINITION OF rejoinder

Synonyms for rejoinder

  • rebuttal
  • repartee
  • retort
  • comeback
  • confutation
  • counterargument
  • countercharge
  • counterclaim
  • defense
  • response
  • return
  • wisecrack
  • counteraccusation
  • counterstatement
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Antonyms for rejoinder

  • question
  • request
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REJOINDER

"I suppose it brought out a few," was Mr. Galloway's rejoinder.

Montague was quick in his rejoinder, though he made it at a venture.

Her rejoinder came in a low, grieved monotone: "Did you say had hoped?"

"It's my work," said Turkey, in a decisive tone, which left me no room for rejoinder.

The speech was uttered to induce a rejoinder, but she made none.

Loyd could not help smiling, though scarcely pleased at this rejoinder.

"Well, he sent his regards to you, Dave," was Belle's rejoinder.

By way of rejoinder he asked her if she desired of him the surrender of his seat.

Even Hilbert looked pleased at the effect which his rejoinder had produced.

I ventured no rejoinder to these words of self-condemnation.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French noun use of rejoindre (see rejoin (v.2)). Originally "defendant's answer to the replication" (the fourth stage in the pleadings in an action at common law). For noun use of infinitive in French law terms, cf. waiver.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REJOINDER

answer

nounreply; reaction

comeback

nounsnappy retort
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