from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing, or acting as, a retort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing retort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Retorting; turning backward; retrospective.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • She closed her lips in retortive silence, and they walked some way till she glanced at him to see how he was taking it.

    Jude the Obscure


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.