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A fellow human has something positive to say about your outfit, your hair, your lewk—how dare s/he??! Here, for your convenience, is a list of the Top 20 vetoes to use in such an audacious situation. de-NIED!

  1. Really? I think it fits weird.
  2. Oh, no waaay. I need a touch-up.
  3. I needed it to hide my [insert problem area].
  4. TJ Maxx, $12.99
  5. I decided to look human today.
  6. Thanks, it has pockets!
  7. Ugh, really?
  8. It’s so old, I guess it’s back in style.
  9. omg, NO, it’s filthy.
  10. This?
  11. Well, I couldn’t wear sweatpants to Travis’s graduation…
  12. Nothing else fits me!
  13. It’s not too much? With the gold?
  14. Screech_dines_with_violets_parents
  15. This? You can have it after today.
  16. Seriously? I feel like hell.
  17. I don’t look like I’m trying too hard?
  18. I feel like…

…it’s not me

…a whale

…a gypsy

…one of those Coachella dipsh*ts

…Sally Jessy Raphael

…Hillary Clinton

  1. *no words, just drops a tray of silverware*
  2. I wasn’t sure if I was too old to pull it off.

Surely you’ve self-negged. Tweet us your go-to compliment rebuff and keep the conversation going. P.S. You’re, like, really pretty.

Jillian Conochan

Jillian Conochan is a professional amateur; writing and editing just happen to be two current pursuits. Opinion range: strong to DNGAF.

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