90 terms

Shakespearean Insults

Shakespearean Insults
STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

bawdy
filthy, obscene, abominable
brazen
everlasting, imperishable, impenetrable; made of brass, very strong, powerful
churlish
rude, blunt, ungracious; violent, rough, harsh; stiff, hard, unyielding; stingy
distempered
insane, deranged, lunatic; disordered, disturbed, diseased
fitful
full of fits, marked by paroxysms (a sudden outburst of emotion or action)
gnarling
snarling, growling
greasy
vulgar
grizzled
grey, sprinkled with grey hairs
haughty
high-minded, aspiring, lofty
hideous
terrifying, frightful, horrifying
jaded
low-bred, ignoble, contemptible
knavish
rascally, mischievous, roguish
lewd
ignorant, foolish, ill-mannered; wicked, vile, evil
peevish
silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
pernicious
destructive, dangerous, ruinous
prating
prattling, chattering, blathering
purpled
reddened with blood, bloodstained
queasy
easily upset, delicate, fastidious
rank
foul-smelling, stinking; bloated, swollen, puffed-up
reeky
foul-smelling, smoky
roynish
vulgar, scurvy, coarse
saucy
insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
sottish
stupid, foolish, ludicrous
unmuzzled
to free from restraint, as speech or expression
vacant
lacking, devoid, deficient
waggish
playful, mischievous, impish
wanton
naughty, wicked, mischievous; cruelly irresponsible, badly behaved
wenching
someone who hangs around with women
whoreson
wretched, vile
yeasty
frothy, superficial, trivial
bunch-backed
hunch-backed
clay-brained
mud-brained
dog-hearted
cruel, callous, malevolent
empty-headed
unburdened, idle, unoccupied brain; not very intelligent
evil-eyed
affliction, misfortune, hardship
eye-offending
which hurts the eyes
fat-kidneyed
an insult meaning gross and lubberly
heavy-headed
dull; stupid
horn-mad
furious, enraged, raving mad
ill-breading
mischief-making, discontented
ill-composed
made up of wicked elements
ill-nurtured
ill-bred, badly brought up
iron-witted
dull-witted, obtuse, dense
lean-witted
having but little sense or shrewdness
lily-livered
cowardly; timid; easily frightened
mad-bred
produced by madness
motley-minded
muddle-headed, foolish-minded
muddy-mettled
sluggish, dull-spirited
onion-eyed
having the eyes filled with tears
pale-hearted
dispirited; cowardly; craven
paper-faced
having a face as white as paper
pinch-spotted
discoloured with pinch-marks
raw-boned
having little flesh, especially on a large-boned frame; gaunt, having a lean and bony physique
rug-headed
shaggy-headed, shock-headed
rump-fed
well-fed, pampered; overfed
shag-eared
shaggy hair hanging over the ears
shrill-gorged
shrill-sounding, with high-pitched voice
sour-faced
having a bad-tempered or unpleasant expression
weak-hinged
ill-balanced; ill-founded.
white-livered
lily-livered, cowardly, feeble-spirited
canker-blossom
grub that destroys the blossom [of love]
clodpole
blockhead, thickhead, dolt
crutch
something that is necessary but impedes one from doing better
catpurse
someone who steels and picks money from people on the street
dogfish
baboon
egg-shell
something worthless
gull-catcher
fool-trapper, trickster
hedge-pig
hedgehog
hempseed
malapropism for 'homicide'
jack-a-nape
upstart, buffoon, monkey
malkin
wench, drab, slut
malignancy
evil influence, inauspicious character
malt-worm
a drunkard
manikin
little man, puppet
minimus
tiniest of creatures, insignificant being
miscreant
villain, wretch, rascal
moldwarp
mole [animal]
nut-hook
constable, beadle, officer
pantaloon
constable, beadle, officer
rabbit-sucker
sucking rabbit, baby rabbit
rampallion
ruffian, villain, scoundrel
remnant
a small leftover portion after the main part no longer exists
rudesby
ruffian, piece of insolence, unmannerly fellow
ruffian
violent, brutal, villainous
scantling
guideline, index, standard of measurement
scullion
menial, lackey, domestic servant
snipe
dupe, gull, fool
waterfly
a source of petty annoyance; an insignificant but troublesome person or tiling.
whipster
wretch, degenerate, good-for-nothing
younker
greenhorn, juvenile, prodigal child