Synonyms for repartee
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : rep-er-tee, -tey, -ahr-|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˌrɛp ərˈti, -ˈteɪ, -ɑr-|
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Définition of reparteeOrigin :
- 1640s, "quick remark," from French repartie "an answering blow or thrust" (originally a fencing term), noun use of fem. past participle of Old French repartir "to reply promptly, start out again," from re- "back" (see re-) + partir "to part, depart, start" (see part (n.)). In 17c. often spelled reparty (see -ee). Meaning "a series of sharp rejoinders exchanged" is from 1680s.
- noun pleasant conversation
- They went on, repartee after repartee, as if inspired by each other's spirits.
- Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
- He was quick at repartee, and his observations were gentle but pertinent.
- Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
- From the first, Alfred says, the old chap's only repartee was, 'You wait and you'll see!'
- Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
- Yet he returned to earth long enough to indulge in a mild bit of repartee.
- Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- Egon gave a laugh at his own repartee, but the Chancellor heard neither.
- Extract from : « The Princess Virginia » by C. N. Williamson
- And Rickards had to wipe his eyes as he laughed at the repartee.
- Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
- "You are always prepared to sacrifice your principles for a repartee," he answered.
- Extract from : « The Moon and Sixpence » by W. Somerset Maugham
- The three ladies were in high spirits and prompt at repartee.
- Extract from : « The Child of Pleasure » by Gabriele D'Annunzio
- For once the old gentleman had no repartee, but hurried down to the bank.
- Extract from : « Pirate Gold » by Frederic Jesup Stimson
- But then again, what chance had his speech offered for repartee?
- Extract from : « In the Mist of the Mountains » by Ethel Turner
Antonyms for repartee
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