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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullying, intimidationadjective

    the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

  2. blustery, bullyingadjective

    noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others


  1. bullyingnoun

    An act of intimidating a weaker person to do something, especially such repeated coercion.

  2. bullyingnoun

    Persistent acts intended to make life unpleasant for another person.

    Bullying is a punishable offense in all schools.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bullying

    of Bully


  1. Bullying

    Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. The behavior can be habitual and involve an imbalance of social or physical power. It can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, appearance, behavior, or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target". Bullying can be defined in many different ways. The UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, while some U.S. states have laws against it. Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more "lieutenants" who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism. A bullying culture can develop in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods. In a 2012 study of male adolescent football players, "the strongest predictor was the perception of whether the most influential male in a player's life would approve of the bullying behavior".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bullying in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bullying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bullying in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Lowndes:

    It’s super important to come together as women, i recently took a stand in our fight against misogyny… I challenged women to take off their makeup and to either post a video or make a selfie and nominate other women in their life to do the same. For me it’s not an anti-makeup sort of thing; I love wearing makeup… It’s a way for girls to celebrate who they are and be confident and to feel beautiful. With everything going on right now, there is so much cyber-bullying and for me it’s so powerful every time someone posts these pictures.

  2. Aaron Herzig:

    The defendants strongly believe that neither Cincinnati Public Schools, its employees, nor the school nurse were responsible for the tragic death of Gabriel Taye, cincinnati Public Schools embraces the goal of eliminating bullying within schools, as well as continuing to refine and improve reporting, management, and training processes related to incidents of bullying.

  3. Poor Bear:

    The situation has turned into an epidemic, there are a lot of reasons behind it. The bullying at schools, the high unemployment rate. Parents need to discipline the children.

  4. Alison Ettel:

    It has tarnished my name, but also the company's name, they are actually going out there and bullying people, and telling people to pull our things off the shelf and to boycott, even if they are not even customers at that location. They are getting harassed.

  5. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez:

    We are not here to judge the countries and societies of other countries, today, Venezuela is the victim of international bullying from the right ... we do not need anyone's charity. Venezuela is a dignified country.

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