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The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

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You know the feeling of not being able to think of a witty comeback until the middle of the night two weeks later? These authors don’t. That, friends, is because they are literary ~masters~ of the witty repartee, at whose feet we might sit and learn from in abject adoration. If you’re ever in need of a wicked zinger, these top twenty insults from fiction may be just what the burn doctor ordered.