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Definition of Bully

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well done!, good!
pleasant, lovely
intimidate, harass
intimidator, one who harasses weaker people
Bully Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward.
  
(v. i.)
To act as a bully.
  
(n.)
A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.
  
(n.)
A brisk, dashing fellow.
  
(a.)
Jovial and blustering; dashing.
  
(a.)
Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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bully
\bul"ly\ (?), n., bully beef \bul"ly beef`\ (?) ]. [f. bouilli boiled meat, fr. bouillir to boil. see boil, v. the word bouilli was formerly commonly used on the labels of canned beef.] pickled or canned beef.
bully
\bul"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. bullied (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. bullying.] to intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward. for the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the french, upon hearing the peace was just signing.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
bulaí
Shakespeare Words
ROOK: a bragging cheater
Australian Slang
1. exclamation indicating approval, often used sarcastically: “Bully for you”; 2. bulldog
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a cruel and brutal fellow
(synonym) tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo
(hypernym) attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter
(hyponym) bullyboy
(derivation) browbeat, swagger

Verb
1. be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
(synonym) strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around
(hypernym) intimidate
(hyponym) tyrannize, tyrannise, domineer
2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
(synonym) browbeat, swagger
(hypernym) wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle
(derivation) tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo

Adjective
1. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
(synonym) bang-up, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing
(similar) good
(classification) colloquialism
Bully Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing.

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