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    rejoinder riposte repartee difference

    I have been wondering the meaning of these words, the dictionaries have similar explanations on these words(that is, a cleaver response), so please tell me whats the difference??

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    Re: rejoinder riposte repartee difference

    I am not a teacher.

    Repartee is not a countable noun, so that's a big difference right there.

    Of the other two, they are similar in as far as they are both used as replies.
    A rejoinder is almost always witty and can be a reply to more or less anything, whereas a riposte is a reply to an insult or critical remark. It's a verbal counter-attack, and is also a physical one in fencing.

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    Re: rejoinder riposte repartee difference

    "Repartee" normally refers to the contents of a dialogue/conversation between at least two people. However, I note that many dictionaries give "a swift, witty reply" as a definition.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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