What does bullying mean?

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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

Wiktionary

  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

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Freebase

  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. Williamson County:

    Fox 19 reported. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Williamson County Schools said bullying is not tolerated and that they would be investigating the incident. This type of behavior can never be tolerated at school. In addition to school discipline, WCS prosecutes delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law.

  2. James Holmes:

    I think China has actually seriously overplayed its hand by being so bullying and by being so aggressive, that starts driving together allies that are worried about Chinese aggression ... The more China pushes the more coalition partners are likely to unite and push back.

  3. Joshua Romano:

    I've been doing this for 17 years, i've seen the damage that bullying can do to children.

  4. Dawn Hilton-Williams:

    It does n’t matter how polite you are, it’s all sick, crazy bullying and the police are ridiculous.

  5. The Sun-Times:

    Valdez told reporters that detectives learned that the victim met several juveniles who she thought were her friends. These girls then taught her how to flash gang signs and as this was occurring a beating began which was captured on video, he added. Actions depicted in the video are difficult to watch to say the least and I hope that they become a teachable moment for not only these young individuals but actually for all of us, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.Hate, bullying and bigotry are cancers of our society that do nothing but break and divide us.

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