Retort – To reply in a sharp or angry manner
You need to be retaught (retort) how to reply and not be sharp and angry, he said.
Examples of retort in a sentence
Because Amy was brought up to always be respectful, she resisted the urge to make a sarcastic retort.
Claire accented her retort with a few words she would normally never have used in civilized conversation.
If I hadn’t been so foolish as to retort to the judge, I wouldn’t have to pay this $500 fine.