HyperDic: bully

English > 5 senses of the word bully:
NOUNperson bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobboa cruel and brutal fellow
person bullya hired thug
VERBemotionbully, strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundbe bossy towards
communicationbully, browbeat, swaggerdiscourage or frighten with threats / threats or a domineering manner
ADJECTIVEallbully, bang-up, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, oldvery good
bully > pronunciation
Soundsbuh'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > bully: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery good.
Example"he did a bully job"
Synonymsbang-up, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, old
BroadergoodHaving desirable / desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishbárbaro, bestial, brutal, chachi, enorme, fenomenal, genial, gran, guay, súper
Catalanbestial, brutal, enorme, excel·lent, fantàstic, fenomenal, genial, gran, guai, súper
English > bully: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA cruel and brutal fellow.
Synonymstough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo
NarrowerbullyboyA swaggering tough
muscleman, muscleA bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
skinhead, skinA young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrations
tough guy, plug-uglysomeone who bullies weaker people
Broaderattacker, aggressor, assailant, assaultersomeone who attacks
Spanishbullanguero, camorrista, gallito, gamberra, gamberro, gorila, hampón, hooligan, matachín, matasiete, matón, patotero, pendenciero, perdonavidas, rufian, rufián, vándala, vándalo
Catalanbatusser, bergant, breguista, cercabregues, fanàtic, gall, gamberro, goril·la, matón, perdonavides, pinxo, rufià, vàndal
Verbsbullydiscourage or frighten with threats / threats or a domineering manner
English > bully: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA hired thug.
Broaderhood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armerAn aggressive and violent young criminal
Spanishmatón
English > bully: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningBe bossy towards.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsstrong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around
Narrowertyrannize, tyrannise, domineerRule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
Broaderintimidatemake timid or fearful
Spanishatemorizar, intimidar
Catalanintimidar
English > bully: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdiscourage or frighten with threats / threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey bully him into writing the letter; They want to bully the prisoners
Synonymsbrowbeat, swagger
Broaderwheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigleInfluence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
Spanishatemorizar, intimidar
Catalanintimidar
Nounsbullya cruel and brutal fellow

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