Creative Insults

Recently, I found this list floating on the internet. I think if you write fantasy and you wish your heroes to curse creatively, it could be very useful to you.  It’s called Shakespeare Insult Kit but it could be used for any quasi-medieval society cursing.
Combine one word from each column to create a colorful insult
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artless            base-court         apple-john
bawdy             bat-fowling         baggage
beslubbering  beef-witted         barnacle
bootless         beetle-headed    bladder
churlish          boil-brained         boar-pig
cockered       clapper-clawed    bugbear
clouted         clay-brained         bum-bailey
craven         common-kissing    canker-blossom
currish         crook-pated          clack-dish
dunkish        dismal-dreaming   clotpole
dissembling   dizzy-eyed           coxcomb
droning         dog-hearted         codpiece
errant           dread-bolted         death-token
fawning         earth-vexing         dewberry
fobbing         elf-skinned           flap-dragon
forward         fat-kidneyed         flax-wench
frothy            fen-sucked           flirt-gill
gleeking       flap-mouthed         foot-licker
goatish         fly-bitten                fustilarian
gorbellied     folly-fallen             giglet
impertinent    fool-born             gudgeon
infectious      full-gorged           haggard
jarring           guts-griping         harpy
loggerheaded     half-faced      hedge-pig
lumpish         hasty-witted         horn-beast
mammering   hedge-born         hugger-mugger
mangled        hell-hated            joithead
mewling         idle-headed         lewdster
paunchy        ill-breeding           lout
pribbling        ill-nurtured           maggot-pie
puking           knotty-pated        malt-worm
puny              milk-livered          mammet
qualling          motley-minded    measle
rank               onion-eyed          minnow
reeky             plume-plucked    miscreant
roguish          pottle-deep         moldwarp
ruttish            pox-marked         mumble-news
saucy             reeling-ripe         nut-hook
spleeny          rough-hewn        pigeon-egg
spongy          rude-growing       pignut
surly              rump-fed              puttock
tottering        shard-borne         pumpion
unmuzzled     sheep-biting         ratsbane
vain                spur-galled         scut
venomed       swag-bellied         skainsmate
villainous        tardy-gaited        strumpet
warped          tickle-brained       varlot
wayward         toad-spotted        vassal
weedy            unchin-snouted    whey-face
yeasty            weather-bitten      wagtail

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3 responses to “Creative Insults

  1. “You Lumpish unchin-snouted giglet!”

    Hard not to have fun with this…

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