Types of Insults People Use When They’re Losing an Argument

Whenever people get something wrong or have a different opinion, expect these insults to be thrown around.

The Top Ten

1 Nazi/Hitler/Fascist

This list is epic. One of the best lists on the entire site and it shows exactly WHAT people always say when you get into an argument and try to logically reason with them.

"Honestly Trump isn't doing that many bad things"

And it's so easy to see. The worst part is that because 2020 is an election year, we can very well see some seriously violent words, and actions, from the people who, in a sense of sheer irony, manage to act more like Nazis than those who they claim are. - NuMetalManiak

I’m combining these three into one since they’re practically interchangeable. In fact, there is a term for this. The term is called “Godwin’s law”. Godwin’s law states that “the longer an argument gets, the more likely a comparison/reference to Hitler, the Nazis, or fascists is going to be made.” You see a lot of this with people to the left of the political spectrum, and even some on the right of the political spectrum. - ReturnOfScorpio

2 Libtard

Mostly used by right wingers towards anyone who is even slightly left leaning or Liberal but a few left wingers use it towards Liberals or others that support Capitalism. - DarkBoi-X

Popularized during the mid 2010s, it’s used to describe anybody who’s highly vocal on left wing topics. The term has fallen out of style, but others continue to use it. - ReturnOfScorpio


This seems like a fairly accurate list. I agree that most of these terms tend to get used to insult anyone who disagrees with you. I like that you included terms that are used by different kinds of people as well such as both sides of the political spectrum. - Powell

I'd say a lot of times it can be used properly since it is often used to describe people who think there's infinite genders or people who think everyone who is a straight white male is "evil" or just people who get offended by everything but it can also be a buzzward used by right wingers to describe anyone with slightly leftist or liberal views, similar to the term "libtard". - DarkBoi-X

The term SJW used in that sense is using the word SJW wrong. An SJW is a person that actively fights for human rights nothing more nothing less. An SJW doesn't believe white people are evil or that their are infinite genders. The right hates this concept for some reason and has tried to turn the term into something negative - germshep24

Short for “Social Justice Warrior”, an SJW is another term used for people who are highly vocal on left wing issues, though this one still continues to be used. The insult is also used on people who get a fact wrong on a right wing issue. - ReturnOfScorpio

4 Bigot

There's also Bigamist I think, which is women mostly hating men or transmen. Same deal but less talked about. - NuMetalManiak

This term flies from both sides of the political spectrum. Essentially a more sharply worded way of calling someone a hypocrite, it’s the idea of saying one thing and doing another. - ReturnOfScorpio

5 Climate Denier

I disagree here. I think in most cases, it is properly used to describe people who deny climate change or are just ignorant about it. - DarkBoi-X

A climate denier is somebody who outright denies that climate change is real. Still, while such people do exist, the term has become a blanket statement for anybody who doesn’t agree with somebody on climate change. One could believe it’s real, but say it’s coming from a different source (like the sun or volcanic activity), but be called a “climate denier” by somebody who believes that it’s because of factory farming and cars. - ReturnOfScorpio

When you say the Sun or volcanic activity is causing global warming you are saying this is why climate change is happening, but when you say factories and cars you are giving reason why climate change is happening. One is actively trying to stop the climate change from happening and the other is just trying to shrug it off. Or to make it more clear one is trying to point out that this climate change is to some degree human's fault and the other doesn't want to admit the affect humans have on the environment - germshep24

6 Jesus Freak

A Jesus freak is a term applied to Christian fundamentalists. Hardline atheists and antitheists use the term to describe ALL Christians, and even link them to various hate groups, such as the infamous Westboro Baptist Church.

And proud of it.

7 Hippie

Yes, some people still use this as an insult.
A “hippie” was a person who was part of the 1960s counterculture movement, protesting war and racism.
Nowadays, hippies are associated with anybody with slightly left wing views, a stoner, or any guy with long hair.
It’s not as sharply worded as others on the list, but it’s still used a lot. - ReturnOfScorpio

8 Nerd/Dork/Geek

These are wide-reaching terms, though they’re typically used to insult people who are different than you in non-racial/non-sexual issues.
Play RPGs and not Call of Duty? Enjoy Sci-fi? Like to read? Well, you’re not in with the mainstream and you’re a nerd! - ReturnOfScorpio

9 Normie

said by edgelords - NuMetalManiak

Pretty much the opposite of nerd/geek/dork. A “normie” is used by non-conformists to describe people who go along with the mainstream. Typical normie descriptions include drinking Starbucks, sharing “normie memes” like Ugandan Knuckles or Minions memes, watching shows like “Ellen” or “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, and being “Basic”. The term has been used so widely nowadays, that it’s become a symbol of gate-keeping, and if you don’t go along with EVERY. EXACT. THING. somebody does, then you’re a normie. - ReturnOfScorpio

10 Boomer

Ok boomer. - Userguy44

If there’s one thing the ‘ok boomer’ meme did right, it was give people a new “I’m losing an argument/I hate what they’re saying!” Buzzword.
The ‘Ok Boomer’ meme was originally used by younger people to call out older generations for not understanding them. With time, it devolved into just something young people say when they’re met with an opinion from anybody a day older than them.
Also, ‘Ok Zoomer’ has become the older generations equivalent to the meme. Though not used as much, it’s used to insult anybody a day younger than them.
Clarification: boomer = >1 day older than you, and zoomer = >1 day younger than you. - ReturnOfScorpio

The Contenders

11 Tide Pod

Popular comeback to OK, Boomer

I’ve never heard of this one. That’s funny! XD - ReturnOfScorpio

Dead meme - Userguy44

12 Butt-head
13 Blasphemer

So, you know how we have “Jesus freak” as an entry? Well, here’s an opposite. A blasphemer is somebody who goes against the acts of a religion. This one’s hurled at somebody with opposing religious views. - ReturnOfScorpio

14 Communist

Basically the opposite of a nazi. This one’s hurled at people who have even slight left-wing ideas. The right throws this one around as often as the left throws around nazi. - ReturnOfScorpio

15 Alt-Right
16 Hater
17 Fanboy
18 Loser
19 Triggered
20 So is your face
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