No one has harsher burns than William Shakespeare! His ability to land a verbal blow at just the right moment is unmatched by anyone in literary history. Keep reading to learn brand new (and yet classic) ways to insult someone using the Bard’s words.
Invective is abusive or insulting language. Invective comes from the Latin word invectus, which translates as "attack with words." It can be a word or phrase that is meant to insult or degrade. As an adjective, the word invective can mean anything that contains abusive language, such as a letter or spoken words.