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Synonyms for bully
ˈbʊl ibul·ly

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Wiktionary

  1. bullynoun

    Well done!

    She's finally leaving her abusive husband \uE000186484 bully for her!

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

  2. bullynoun

    To act aggressively towards.

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

  3. bullynoun

    A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

    Synonyms:
    ponce, pimp

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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How to use bully in a sentence?

  1. Gus Alexander:

    Bernie managed to be cool in a way that wasn't cheap. Radical in a way that felt real. Aggressive -- but passionate, not a bully, one of the oldest candidates -- Gus Alexander managed to rise as the most relevant for young people. The one who got it. Understood. People are pointing to how he reshaped the conversation, the landscape, moved the needle in such a big way. That's my take on Bernie, too. And I'm grateful to him for it.

  2. Thomas DiMassimo:

    I was thinking that Donald Trump is a bully, and he is nothing more than that. He is somebody who is just saying a lot of bold things, he's making bold claims. But I can see right through that and I can see that he's truly just a coward. And he's opportunistic and he's willing to destroy this country for power for himself.

  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. Priya Wal:

    When you play a character, you put parts of you in it. But I am a very different person off-screen. I am not so boisterous and not so tomboyish, in fact my friends bully me and I am like a damsel in distress. When you do a TV show, you become the character as you end up spending 14-15 hours on the sets.

  5. Huang Kunming:

    The Cold War thinking and zero sum game, this has stopped and hindered exchanges in cyberspace. Also, bully behavior in cyberspace has had a negative impact on mutual trust, by using national security as an excuse, some countries have attacked some countries and enterprises. This has increased the uncertainty, opposition and negativity in cyberspace.

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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
  • 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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