Top 10 Best Shakespearean InsultsstyLIShT It's about 402 years since the legendary Bard has died. The best thing about some of his insults is that usually, a very simple message is conveyed to the opponent in an elaborate way, leaving them puzzled. Let's have a look at some of William Shakespeare's best insults.
The Top Ten
I love it! - kempokid
This means your opponent is a dumb drunkard, it's just expressed in a very elegant way.
It's from Troilus and Cressida - Act II, Scene i. - styLIShT
He was the one who actually started the 'your mom' jokes. This line is from Titus Andronicus - Act IV, Scene ii. - styLIShT
This is from Richard III - Act I, Scene iii and is certainly an extremely sick burn. - styLIShT
Imagine being so filthy, you're too dirty even to be spat on. This one is from Timon of Athens. - styLIShT
This is a classic from King Lear that we all know. - styLIShT
This can be used to tell someone (or their manhood) that they are short. It's from The Taming of the Shrew - Act III - styLIShT
Haha! I've had this said to me but much more poetically: "F#c@ off, you little s*%&! " - Britgirl
William Shakespeare at his sassiest. It's from Timon of Athens - Act IV, Scene iii. - styLIShT
This one says that you stink, in an elaborate and beautiful way. It's from The Merry Wives of Windsor - Act III, Scene v. - styLIShT
This gem from Henry IV Part 1, is one of the best insults to use on special occasions to leave the other person with a hysterical puzzled look on their faces - styLIShT
Imagine being not just a toad, but a deformed toad at that.
This insult is from Richard III - Act I, Scene iii. - styLIShT
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2. Villain, I have done thy mother
3. Thou elvish-mark'd, abortive, rooting hog!