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Synonyms for bully
ˈbʊl ibul·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. bullyverb

    Well done!

    She's finally leaving her abusive husband bully for her!

    Synonyms:
    ride roughshod over, super, marvellous, superb, top-notch, splendid, hector, browbeat, intimidate, marvelous, excellent, bravo, well done

  2. bullynoun

    A hired thug.

    Synonyms:
    push around, ride roughshod over, henchman, thug

  3. bullynoun

    A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

    Synonyms:
    pimp, ponce

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bully

    Synonyms:
    swashbuckler, swaggerer, braggadocio

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbonoun

    a cruel and brutal fellow

    Synonyms:
    yobo, hoodlum, toughie, rowdy, hood, hooligan, goon, yobbo, yob, strong-armer, tough, roughneck, ruffian, street fighter, punk, thug

    Antonyms:
    bad

  2. bullyadjective

    a hired thug

    Synonyms:
    yobbo, tough, roughneck, hooligan, yob, ruffian, rowdy, yobo

    Antonyms:
    bad

  3. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashingverb

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

    Antonyms:
    bad

  4. strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundverb

    be bossy towards

    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

    Synonyms:
    hector, strong-arm, push around, boss around, bullyrag, swagger, browbeat, ballyrag

    Antonyms:
    bad

  5. browbeat, bully, swaggerverb

    discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

    Synonyms:
    ballyrag, tittup, sashay, swash, swagger, boss around, strong-arm, push around, bullyrag, hector, prance, strut, bluster, ruffle, browbeat, cock

    Antonyms:
    bad

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bullynoun

    Synonyms:
    blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, hector, fire-eater, hotspur, mock hero

  2. bullyverb

    Synonyms:
    browbeat, overbear, treat insolently

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bullyadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) jolly, jovial, fine, excellent, good

  2. bullynoun

    Synonyms:
    blusterer, swaggerer, roisterer, rowdy, rough

  3. bullyverb

    Synonyms:
    browbeat, overbear, swagger, bluster, intimidate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bully":

    tyrant, intimidate, gross, yakuza, thug, brute, raw

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#22870strut
#23477brute
#29587marvellous
#30518ponce
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#37463intimidate
#39046rowdy
#47189goon
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#63124yakuza
#64843swagger
#66039hooligan
#74726yob
#77910hoodlum
#83246henchman
#88167bluster
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#101917swashbuckler
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#186203braggadocio
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#207297browbeat
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How to use bully in a sentence?

  1. Page Six:

    Mr. Kennedy has spoken to Kyra and informed his daughter that their family does not bully people. He has instructed her to shut down all of her social media accounts immediately.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    One of the great attractions of patriotism -- it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

  3. Carrie Ann:

    I still get bullied. Right about this time is when people start to bully me because of the way I judge people, i can't believe it still happens as adults.

  4. Brian Levin:

    Even though President Biden is providing leadership from the bully pulpit.

  5. Link Starbureiy:

    I'm a bully; I made my dreams come true.


Translations for bully

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  • boelieAfrikaans
  • مستأسدArabic
  • побойник, главорез, първокласен, хулиган, заплашвам, тиранизирамBulgarian
  • šikanovatCzech
  • tyrannisere, herse med, mobbe, udmærket, fint, bølle, tyran, finDanish
  • Bully, Tyrann, kujonieren, tyrannisieren, Rabauke, Schikaneur, einschüchtern, schikanieren, drangsalierenGerman
  • ĉikani, ĉikanulo, braveEsperanto
  • matón, abusador, intimidar, pendenciero, perdonavidas, tiranizar, bravucón, abusón, sicario, peleón, chulear, acosar, matasieteSpanish
  • kiusaja, riiukukk, türanniseerima, türann, terroriseerimaEstonian
  • گردن کلفتPersian
  • kiusaaja, kiusata, pahoinpitelijäFinnish
  • tyran, tourmenter, terroriser, maltraiter, brute, bravoFrench
  • ansmachtaí, ansmachtaighIrish
  • maoidh, maoidhear, burraidh, pulaidhScottish Gaelic
  • בריוןHebrew
  • megfélemlítHungarian
  • կռվարարArmenian
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • bullo, spaccone, arrogante, smargiasso, prepotenteItalian
  • 苛める, 苛め, 苛めっ子Japanese
  • 곯리다Korean
  • corruptor, saevusLatin
  • tītarakura, hawaiMāori
  • заплашува, тиранизира, силеџија, насилник, застрашуваMacedonian
  • wreedaard, pestkop, treiteren, treiteraar, pesten, jennen, bullebakDutch
  • intimidar, oprimir, atormentar, tiranizar, valente, rufião, valentão, bravo, bulir, aterrorizar, maltratarPortuguese
  • tiran, intimidaRomanian
  • громила, хулиган, запугивать, застращать, тиранизировать, задрать, терроризировать, задира, забияка, тиран, запугать, стращать, задиратьRussian
  • mobbare, mobbaSwedish
  • புல்லிTamil
  • zorbaTurkish
  • đầu gấuVietnamese
  • פאַרטשעפּעןYiddish
  • 欺負Chinese

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