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1. bully

noun. ['ˈbʊli'] a cruel and brutal fellow.

Synonyms

  • assailant
  • aggressor
  • yobo
  • ruffian
  • tough guy
  • assaulter
  • roughneck
  • yob
  • bullyboy
  • muscle
  • tough
  • muscleman
  • plug-ugly
  • yobbo
  • rowdy
  • hooligan
  • skinhead

Antonyms

  • soft
  • sensitive
  • easy
  • comfortable

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Rhymes with Bully

  • wooly
  • woolly
  • woolley
  • wooley
  • pulley
  • fully

How do you pronounce bully?

Pronounce bully as ˈbʊli.

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Sentences with bully


1. Adverb
Keep an eye out for staffers who try to bully team members or control the group.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Understand it is the bully who has a problem, not you.

3. Verb, base form
They get along with other fish, even the mild African cichlids that will not bully them.

Quotes about bully


1. People talk about bullying, but you can be your own bully in some ways. You can be the person who is standing in the way of your success, and that was the case for me.
- Katy Perry

2. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

3. I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
- Conrad Black

2. bully

adjective. ['ˈbʊli'] very good.

Synonyms

  • slap-up
  • good
  • bang-up
  • cracking
  • dandy
  • corking
  • groovy
  • neat
  • nifty
  • peachy
  • keen
  • not bad
  • great
  • swell

Antonyms

  • tender
  • edible
  • delicate
  • inexperienced

3. bully

verb. ['ˈbʊli'] discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate.

Synonyms

  • palaver
  • swagger
  • inveigle
  • wheedle
  • sweet-talk
  • cajole
  • browbeat
  • coax

Antonyms

  • unrespectable
  • worst
  • export
  • import

4. bully

noun. ['ˈbʊli'] a hired thug.

Synonyms

  • goon
  • punk
  • tough
  • hood
  • thug
  • strong-armer
  • toughie

Antonyms

  • good
  • orderly
  • disobedient
  • worse

5. bully

verb. ['ˈbʊli'] be bossy towards.

Synonyms

  • tyrannise
  • strong-arm
  • boss around
  • ballyrag
  • hector
  • intimidate
  • domineer
  • browbeat
  • bullyrag
  • push around

Antonyms

  • evil
  • immoral
  • evilness
  • wicked
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