Definition: A knock-out punch– either verbal or physical.
From Latin’s stem: “recumbent-”.
Why this word?
I’ve seen so many synonyms for “snappy retort” that are long and pompous-sounding and full of consonants, and I adore each and every one of them.
“Recumbentibus”, a five-syllable mouthful which sounds a lot like a holy rebuke, is a word that should only be said within a lip-curling sniff while glaring down your nose at someone.
How would you use this word in a sentence?
Example: “The words she threw back at them were vicious and sharp; an enraged recumbentibus of righteous ire.”