Creative Insults

How do you curse people out without swearing? Remember the song from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." That's how you do it.

In my series, I wrote characters who found creative ways to insult people. Only, I had no idea what they'd say. I spent hours combing different Thesauruses and couldn't help laughing when I thought about the characters combing those words. Just for fun, below are some words I found.

Low-Life/Stupid
Mutt ( My favorite so far. Imagine calling someone a mutt)
Mongrel
Leech
Vermin
Parasite
Insect
Pig
Savage
Troll
Bottom-feeder
Rat
Rodent
Dog
Cretin
Mutant
Dismal
Vacant
Arid
Stale

Ugly

Distasteful
Nauseating
Unsightly
Repulsive
Offensive
Depraved
Foul
Spiteful
Homely
Grievous
Revolting
Cheap
Beastly
Polluted
Putrid
Moldy
Odious

Annoying
Acid (acidic)
Abrasive
Tedious
Vexing
Grating
Thorny
Intolerable
Plaguing
Twit
Bitter 
Gnawing
Gnat

Here's an article about creative insults.

Comments

  1. My favorite insult when I've seen something unsightly:

    I want to stick pins in my eyes and pour bleach in them.

    lol

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    1. Love it. That's how I want my character's insult to sound.

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  2. This just made me think of Hermione insulting Draco before she punches him. :)

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  3. Bookmarked for future :)

    I watched a fantasy show called Knightmare when young. One of the memorable characters was called Cedric the Mad Monk, who insulted people.
    One of my favorite insults went something like: you miserable misbegotten lout. He also used animal theme insults like horse drivel, turtle brain... Always delivered in a loud gruff voice that made me jump off the sofa XD

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    1. Animal themed insults. Not a bad idea. ;) I'll have to remember that. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. My favorite insulting words are on your lists - Vermin, Cretin, Foul, Odious, Plaguing. I see myself looking down my nose and really pulling together my eyebrows and saying these words with serious emphasis. I love it!!!! The creative use of words is awesome and powerful. When we stoop to curse words we are not being very creative at all.

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    1. If the classic taught us anything it's that the English language is amazing. We can use words we know in ways we never thought of.

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