Synonyms for parry

Grammar : Verb
Spell : par-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær i

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Définition of parry

Origin :
  • 1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.
  • verb ward off, circumvent
Example sentences :
  • She could not parry the question as she had done before, and it probed depths.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Now this was a home-thrust, George, which I could not parry off.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • It was cut and parry and stab as quick as eye could see or hand act.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But it would never have occurred to me to parry her queries.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • And such they were, when the first thrust and parry told that the work had begun.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • Good Indian was too proud to parry, too bitter with himself to deny.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • Parry, too, clapped his hands, and felt as if he wanted to crow.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, June 15, 1880 » by Various
  • But Gregory's answer had been a lunge which the boy had been forced to parry.
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Daniel replied with repose and managed to parry or evade all inquiries.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker
  • I can parry off the one; I cannot help feeling the burning rays of the other.
  • Extract from : « Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for parry

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