You gotta be smart and pretty clever to make something feel like an idiot without using all kinds of curse words.

Sure, anyone can say f*ck, sh*t, and *sshole until the cows come home, but sometimes it just feels a little stale.

AskReddit users shared their favorite insults that don’t involve swearing.

Feel free to use some of these next time you need to put someone in their place!

1. Take that!

“In a world full of soup you would eat with a fork.”

2. Sorry about that…

“I feel bad for the person that had to wait nine months for a kid and it was you.”

3. Well, the holidays are now ruined.

“A fun one for the Holidays:

I believe in Santa more than I believe in you.”

4. This one stings.

“You are one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.”

5. That should make you feel terrible.

“Mister Rogers would be disappointed with you.


Even Bob Ross would think you’re a mistake.”

6. Hahahahaha.

“Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom factory.”

7. I’m gonna use this.

“I don’t have the patience or the crayons to explain this to you.”

8. If you’re down south…

“Bless your heart.

This one is so underrated.

Having moved rom the north to the south I had no idea it was an insult until I lived there a couple years.”

9. All good ones.

“He has the agility of road kill.

Sharp as a pancake.

As smart as cat litter.

Couldn’t hold a conversation if it was in a paper bag.

You have the skills of a rock.”

10. That’ll show ’em!

“When you were born, your parents threw away baby and raised the placenta instead.”

11. It hurt…

“Working in a bar, people used to ask how my day was. Normally I’d respond with “just living the dream!” Somewhat sarcastically.

One day dude comes in and looks at me dead pan and says “dream bigger”. And just goes back to his menu.

Not gonna lie hurt a bit.”

12. Don’t get married.

“Out to lunch with co-workers, the conversation turned to marriage.

“If we were married, I’d kill you”, said the office manager to me.

“If we were married I would kill myself.”, was my reply.”

13. Not too remarkable.

“Out of all the people I’ve ever met, you are definitely one of them.”

14. Oldie, but a goodie.

“If you were any smarter you’d be stupid.

I heard my dad say this once like 30 years ago and it’s been my favorite ever since.”

15. Not very nice.

“”Hey, you been going to the gym?”


“Didn’t think so.”

Actual conversation with a former supervisor. I was the one who said no.”

16. Try them out.

““Thank you for showing me what not to do in my life.”

Or, “wow I didn’t know broken condoms make broken children!””

17. Stop breathing.

“You are a waste of good oxygen.”

18. Make ’em feel dumb.

“Isn’t it dangerous to use your entire vocabulary in one sentence?”

19. A great one!

“Some kids were dropped on their heads as babies.

You must a have been thrown against a wall.”

20. Not up to you.

“When someone is single and they say something like, “I’m single by choice!”, just say “yeah, just not YOUR choice.””

Now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, share your best “clean” insults that don’t enjoy swearing.

Let’s see what you got!