Month of Shakespeare: Insults

The epic insults of Shakespeare! How witty and sly they are. Here are just a few of his clever wordings.

“The tartness of his face sours rips grapes.”

Coriolanus – Act 5, Scene IV

“His wit’s as thick as a Tewkesbury mustard.”

Henry IV Part 2 – Act 2, Scene IV


“The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Act III, Scene V

“I am sick when I do look on thee.”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act II, Scene I

“Thou damned and luxurious mountain goat.”

Henry V – Act 4, Scene IV


“I desire that we be better strangers.”

As You Like It – Act 3, Scene II

“Thou art as loathsome as a toad.”

 Titus Andronicus

“Thou art as fat as butter.”

Henry IV, Part 1

“You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storm and cloudiness.”

Much Ado About Nothing – Act 5, Scene IV

“You, minion, are too saucy.”

The Two Gentlemen of Verona



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