20 Witty Insults That Sound Like Compliments

Published 1 year ago

Have you ever thought that someone was giving you a compliment until you realized that it was actually a well-framed insult? Yes, there are many ways in which people subtly meddle words to disparage others. You just have to read between the lines sometimes.

Although insulting someone is not advised, there are times when people manage to come up with creative and savage roasts that you just can’t help but admire human creativity. When someone asked on Reddit, “What’s an insult that sounds like a compliment?”, people shared some interesting burns that don’t sound so bad until you realize the actual meaning intended. Scroll below to read some of them.

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“My uncle once said to me ‘Nice tattoo, did you do it yourself?’
It’s on my back.”


Image source: lonememe, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPL41OkVABk

“And I’m thinking *you weren’t* burdened with an overabundance of schooling.”

~ Malcom Reynolds


Image source: RetainedByLucifer, Patrick Tomasso

The classic: “I hope your day is as pleasant as you are.”

This is coming from a retail worker to a Full Karen.


Image source: ThatVapeBitch, Andrea Piacquadio

“My grandma always says people are “good and kind” when they get on her nerves. They think shes a sweet old lady, when shes really saying they’re “good for nothing and kinda stupid”. I got it engraved on a mug for her.”


Image source: anon, wewe yang

“You are impossible to underestimate.”


Image source: brucelikesmusic, Mikhail Nilov

“I was doing a timed work skills test a month into a new job and it took me forever so he let me do it again. It took just as long the second time and he said, ‘Well… at least you’re consistent.”‘


Image source:  majesthiccbb, Mikael Blomkvist

“I hope you get what you deserve.”


Image source: hatformy_cat, Pixabay

“your sister is beautiful and you are…smart”


Image source: TheSchoeMaker, nappy

“Friends and I do this thing where you add the word “actually” to an otherwise normal complement in order to make it backhanded (e. g. “hey you’re actually pretty smart”)”


Image source: Dyingforsomelove, Lucas Guimarães Buen

““You look…. healthy” where I’m from, the nice way of saying someone has gotten fat.”


Image source: hairnetcouture, Polina Tankilevitch

“You look so pretty with your makeup on. Like, a totally different person!”


Image source: storiesaremagic, Ficky

“I don’t care what everybody else says, I think you’re pretty cool.”


Image source: Emnkay666, EVG Kowalievska

“That outfit is really brave.”


Image source: wheresmystache3, Keira Burton

“You’re at the very top of the bell curve!!

Implying you’re just *average*. Telling someone they’re on the lower right side of the curve however.. That means you’re among the top 1% of whatever.”


Image source: Blankly-Staring, Lisa Fotios

“I’m amazed you managed that. They think it’s a compliment, while your wondering how they are still breathing without a hourly reminder.”


Image source: Bma1500, EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA

“Wow! You’re much nicer than I was expecting.”


Image source: wildbob77, Zoe Holling

“You’re much smarter than you look.”


Image source: flyoverthemooon, ArtHouse Studio

“You have a unique face.”


Image source: meme_squeeze, cottonbro studio

“I love how you just don’t care how you look.
I could never do that I’d feel too awkward.”


Image source: Steveg27, Adam Winger

“I love what you’re trying to do with your hair…”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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