Let's be honest. When we get annoyed with someone, chances are we're going to refer to them in a disparaging manner to some extent, either verbally or in our thoughts. There are a few typical go-to words we think of, right? Let's use this moment to inspire a little creativity (and don't worry, we won't need to bridge into profanity to get our point across). Note that inflection is key—the change of your tone can do a lot, as well as the volume!
"Stupid" is pretty common, and there are many different ways to say the same type of thing. We've got a few popular ones for you here. If you have a favorite, let us know on Facebook or Twitter, at dictionarycom.
Now we're getting a little more personal. Our definition of a dope is "a stupid person or an idiot." Example: "only a dope would refuse that chance." Dope has several other meanings, of course.
Keep scrolling, we can only get more insulting from here...we're not idiots.
Our definition for a fool is "a silly or stupid person, or a person who lacks judgment or sense."
An alternate reference is "a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement, the court fool." Kings and queens back in the day had a guy working for them who wore a silly hat and costume, and he'd juggle balls and act like a fool for their amusement (but in those cases, hopefully getting paid for it).
You're really going after someone with this one. It's usually spoken with a fair amount of anger. We define idiot as "an utterly foolish or senseless person."
One appropriately harsh example: "If you think you can wear that outfit to a job interview and get hired, you're an idiot!"
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