ADJ. quick, sharp | angry, caustic, furious
VERB + RETORT hurl, make He opened his mouth to make a caustic retort. | bite back, refrain from, suppress He bit back a sharp retort. | bring, draw, meet with Her remark drew bitter retorts from the unemployed workers. | sting sb into He was stung into an angry retort.
ADV. quickly | angrily, bitterly, coolly, crisply, curtly, drily, flatly, furiously, grimly, harshly, sarcastically, sharply, stiffly ‘How dare you!’ he retorted angrily.