Hilarious Insults That Actually Sound Like Compliments At First

Who doesn't enjoy a compliment every now and then?

But have you ever thought you were complimented only to realize you've just been insulted?

For some people those backhanded compliments are unintentional, for some they're very much deliberate and for some people it's actually their love language.

Whatever the purpose, some of these veiled insults are downright clever.


Redditor Ad3quat3 asked:

"What’s an insult that sounds like a compliment?"

Ah, family...

"My uncle once said to me 'Nice tattoo, did you do it yourself?'."

"It's on my back."

- mikkelfromthegalaxy

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What do I usually look like?

"You clean up well."

"Wasn't sure if compliment or insult or even how to respond."

- Reddit

Pandemic or party?

"You really look great with this mask!"

- WEILANDOPOLUS

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Lord, it's hard to be humble.

"You are very modest and have much to be modest about."

- Gitaarfreak

Dietary diss.

"You look well... Fed."

- Reddit

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Who else?

"Did you REALLY do that?"

- justthatrandomartist

Stay home next time.

"Thanks for coming!"

"You know, you really didn’t have to.”

- Little_LexiYT1

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How highly?

"No one could possibly think more highly of you than I do."

- sandyposs

Who cares?

"I love how you just don't care how you look."

"I could never do that I'd feel too awkward."

- meme_squeeze

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Depends on the person, right?

"I hope your day is as good as you look!"

- tantoB

"I hope you get what you deserve."

- majesthiccbb

"May your day be as sweet as you are."

- twitterpated202

While some may consider it passive-aggressive, others just find these insults funny and clever.

So what's your favorite complimentary insult?

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