What are some alternative words for bully?

Synonyms for bully
ˈbʊl i

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term bully.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo(noun)

    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. bully(adj)

    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, smashing(verb)

    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 around(verb)

    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, swagger(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. bully(noun)

    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. bully(noun)

    To act aggressively towards.

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

  3. bully(noun)

    A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

    Synonyms:
    ponce, pimp

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bully

    Synonyms:
    swashbuckler, swaggerer, braggadocio

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bully(n.)

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

  2. bully(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    browbeat, overbear, treat insolently

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bully(a)

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

  2. bully(n)

    Synonyms:
    blusterer, swaggerer, roisterer, rowdy, rough

  3. bully(v)

    Synonyms:
    browbeat, overbear, swagger, bluster, intimidate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use bully in a sentence?

  1. Anita White:

    You're saying that you are an ally, but you are not, you basically want to bully me and take the name and think that that's ok. That's not an ally.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Putin's a bully. I'm learning about bullies now, i'm doing my own personal research on bullies, and what I believe about bullies is if you confront them and you're clear and consistent, they won't bully.

  3. Laura Meyers:

    Planned Parenthood is never going to allow the Trump-Pence administration to bully us into withholding critical health information from our patients.

  4. Cody Wofsy:

    It is part of the administration's campaign to coerce and bully state and local governments to adopt policies it prefers.

  5. David Richardson:

    He came out of his shell, you know? Trump wasn't there to bully him. That's the way I look at it, i think it helped all of them.


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
  • 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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