What does bullying mean?

Definitions for bullying

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bullying.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bullying, intimidation(adj)

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

  2. blustery, bullying(adj)

    noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others


  1. bullying(Noun)

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

  2. bullying(Noun)

    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".


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

  2. Joshua Romano:

    I've seen the damage that bullying can do to children.

  3. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich:

    It sounds like a case of a bullying type of situation.

  4. Lee Wilhite:

    We do n’t tolerate harassment or bullying of any of our students.

  5. Rich Matta:

    It's no surprise that remediation of cyber bullying is now insurable.

Images & Illustrations of bullying

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