How to Respond When Someone Calls You a Loser: 41+ Savage Comebacks

If someone calls you a loser, don’t let it get to you. Here are some savage, funny, and flirty comebacks to put them in their place. I decided to write this after my frenemy called me a loser in front of my crush. Ouch! If you want more ideas on how to respond, read on.

30 Ways to Respond to Being Called a Loser

We’ve all been there. Someone calls you a mean name and you’re left scrambling for a comeback. Stay calm and use one of these responses below.

“Takes one to know one!”

“I may be a loser but at least I’m not a bully.”

“Don’t be jealous just because I’m awesome.”

“If you really think I’m a loser, you need higher standards.”

“Losers worry about what others think. I don’t.”

“I’d rather be a happy loser than a miserable winner like you.”

“Thanks for the feedback. Let me know if you have any other worthless opinions to share.”

“I’d give you a nasty look but I see you already have one.”

“I’d slap you but that would be animal abuse.”

“Call me a loser one more time and see what happens.”

“Don’t get mad at me just because you’re a loser.”

“I guess that makes two of us then.”

“Sorry, I don’t speak idiot.”

“I’m not a loser but you’ll always be a jerk.”

“Says the person with no life bullying others.”

“Stop describing yourself and make your point.”

“Just because you have low self esteem doesn’t mean you can put me down.”

“I can lose weight, you’ll always be ugly on the inside.”

“You must really hate yourself to try to make others feel bad.”

“Takes a loser to try to spot one.”

“You must be so bored if insulting me entertains you.”

“Go tell someone who actually cares what you think.”

“I’d give you a nasty look but I see you already have one.”

“If I wanted a loser’s opinion, I’d ask you to compliment me.”

“I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.”

“I’m too awesome to care what a loser like you thinks about me.”

“Don’t worry, I’d never sink to your level.”

Funny Responses

Having a sense of humor can diffuse any awkward or stressful situation. Use one of these funny responses if someone calls you a loser.

10 Funny Ways to Respond to Being Called a Loser

Don’t let an insult get to you. Respond with humor instead. Here are some lighthearted comebacks:

  • “Wow, hearing that from you is a badge of honor!”
  • “A loser? Where? I don’t see one around here.”
  • “I may be a loser but you clearly have no life if you’re spending time insulting me.”
  • “If I’m a loser, you must be jealous of how fabulous I look.”
  • “Loser says what?” Then when they repeat “what,” say “Exactly!”
  • “A loser? I think you have me confused with yourself.”
  • “I’d rather be a happy loser than a bully like you any day.”
  • “A loser? Nah, I just dress this fabulously to throw people off.”
  • “Don’t be jealous just because I’m awesome.”
  • “If I’m a loser, does that make you a winner? I don’t think so!”

Savage Responses

If someone is straight up rude to you, don’t be afraid to respond in kind. Here are some savage ways to react when called a loser:

10 Savage Ways to Respond to Being Called a Loser

Someone called you a mean name? Don’t tolerate bullying. Stand up for yourself with these fiercer responses:

  • “It takes one to know one, but in your case, it just took one look.”
  • “I’d slap you but I don’t want to make your face look any better.”
  • “I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.”
  • “Calling me names won’t make you any less of a loser.”
  • “Don’t like me? Good, the feeling’s mutual.”
  • “When I want your opinion I’ll ask for it.”
  • “I’m not a loser just because you say so.”
  • “I may be a loser but at least I can think for myself, unlike some people.”
  • “If I wanted a loser’s opinion I’d ask you to compliment me.”
  • “A loser? Look who’s talking.”

Flirty Responses

If your crush or romantic partner calls you a loser, use it as a playful opportunity to flirt! Respond with one of these cheeky comebacks:

10 Flirty Ways to Respond to Being Called a Loser

Turn an insult into a chance to spark romance! Try one of these flirty responses if your crush calls you a loser:

  • “If loving you makes me a loser, then I guess I’m a big one!”
  • “I may be a loser, but I’m your loser, babe.”
  • “Want to take this loser on a date then?”
  • “This loser adores you…so when are we going out?”
  • “Loser or not, you’re stuck with me!” wink
  • “Ouch, my ego! Kiss it better?”
  • “You won me over with that insult. Drinks later?”
  • “If I’m a loser, will you teach me how to be cool?” smile
  • “You’re so mean…but it’s kinda hot.”
  • “Fine, I’m a loser. But admit it, you like me anyway!”

9 Best Editor’s Choice Responses

When someone calls you a loser, stand up for yourself in style. Our top comeback picks:

Top 9 Savage Ways an Editor Would Respond

Don’t let bullies walk all over you. As a badass editor, I would respond with one of these ten fierce yet funny comebacks:

#1 Best Response: Agree and Exaggerate

When to use: When someone repeatedly teases or insults you.

Where not to use: With close friends joking around. May come across overly harsh.

If someone calls you a loser, take it to the next level. Say, “You’re absolutely right, I’m the biggest loser ever. In fact, they’re thinking of listing me in the Guinness World Records…” The more you lean into the insult and exaggerate it, the more ridiculous the bully will sound.

#2 Best Response: Kill Them With Kindness

When to use: When dealing with a frenemy passive aggressively insulting you.

Where not to use: Won’t work on overt bullies being intentionally cruel.

“Aww, that’s so sweet that you notice me enough to insult me! I must have really made an impression on you!” Responding sincerely and positively exposes bullies by highlighting their rudeness.

#3 Best Response: Ask Why

When to use: When someone unexpected, like a friend, makes a hurtful remark.

Where not to use: With strangers or bullies, may come across overly sensitive.

If a buddy calls you loser, don’t get angry. Simply ask “Why do you say that?” This gives them a chance to explain themselves or realize it was an insensitive comment. React based on their response.

#4 Best Response: Self Deprecating Humor

When to use: When insulted in front of others, especially people you want to impress like a date.

Where not to use: One on one interactions, may encourage more insults.

Laugh along to save face in a group. Say something like “Yeah, being a loser is part of my quirky charm!” Make sure to smile to indicate it’s meant jokingly. People will admire your confidence and ability to poke fun at yourself.

#5 Best Response: “Who Asked You?”

When to use: When someone you barely know makes a rude assumption about you.

Where not to use: With friends, too dismissive.

For presumptuous strangers, this quick shutdown gets the point across fast that their opinion was uncalled for. Say it matter-of-factly without anger, then walk away.

#6 Best Response: “So?”

When to use: Short, playful response to teasing from romantic partner. Shows you don’t take the insult seriously.

Where not to use: Will come across flippant with sincere insults.

For lighthearted couple banter, shrug it off with a playful “so?” and move on. Shows you brush off the tease without getting offended.

#7 Best Response: Ignore Them

When to use: When insult comes from tangential acquaintance trying to get a reaction.

Where not to use: Serious bullying should always be addressed.

For petty insults from people you barely know, the best revenge is living well. Pretend you didn’t even hear them and continue on confidently with your day. Drives them crazy.

#8 Best Response: Wounded Pride

When to use: Playfully with friends when jokingly insulted. Shows you’re joking too.

Where not to use: Takes joke too far with sensitive people.

Place hand on heart dramatically, feign shock and dismay, and say “how dare you, I thought we were friends!” Pouting playfully helps show it’s all meant jokingly.

#9 Best Response: “Bless Your Heart”

When to use: Condescending people putting others down. Polite way to stand up for yourself or others.

Where not to use: Could come across as passive aggressive with sensitive folks.

Southern shade! This response essentially means “wow, aren’t you just a complete idiot, but I’m too classy to directly say so!” The sarcasm drips… Deliver innocently with a smile.

How to Respond to a Girl Calling You a Loser

If a girl you like calls you a loser, stay confident and charm her with one of these comebacks:

  • Gently tease back. For example: “Ouch, my ego! Kiss it better?”
  • Find common ground. Say: “Well this loser happens to love pizza and horror movies too…”
  • Flip the script. Tell her: “I may be a loser, but I still managed to get your attention.”
  • Make her laugh. Respond with: “Loser? Where? All I see is awesomeness!” Say it while striking a silly pose.

Turn it into a playful opportunity to bond over shared interests or make her laugh. Either way, show her you’re confident enough not to get bothered by a little teasing.

How to Respond to a Guy Calling You a Loser

If a guy friend or crush throws a “loser” insult your way, throw one right back!

  • Joke about it. Say something like “It takes one to know one!” then playfully shove him.
  • Challenge him. Tell him “I bet this loser could totally beat you at MarioKart.”
  • Get mock offended. Place hand over heart and say “I thought we were bros! The betrayal!”
  • Ask him out. Say “Fine, I’m a loser. But you seem to like hanging with me anyway!”

With guy banter, don’t let an insult hurt your pride. Give it right back to him by joking around then challenge him to hang out. Chances are he didn’t mean anything serious by it.


At the end of the day, the best response when someone calls you a loser is to stay confident in who you are. Their insult says more about themselves than about you. Come up with a great comeback to put the bully in their place, but don’t waste time dwelling on what a petty person thinks. You know your worth, so keep standing tall and focus on surrounding yourself with people who build you up, not tear you down.

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