Retortive Re*tort"ive, a. Containing retort. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • retortive — retorˈtive adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑retort …   Useful english dictionary

  • back|chat — «BAK CHAT», noun. Informal. 1. a) witty talk; repartee: »the effervescence of Beaumarchais with lines of pinpoint carbonation that bubble wittily with what G. B. Shaw called “retortive backchat” (Time). b) impudent or insolent retorts; back talk …   Useful english dictionary

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