Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bullying

1 sense of bullying

Sense 1
bullying, intimidation -- (the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something)
       => aggression -- (deliberately unfriendly behavior)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bully

2 senses of bully

Sense 1
strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around -- (be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young")
       => intimidate -- (make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her")

Sense 2
browbeat, bully, swagger -- (discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate)
       => wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle -- (influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along")

Antonyms of adj bullying

1 sense of bullying

Sense 1
blustery, bullying -- (noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others)

INDIRECT (VIA domineering) -> submissive -- (inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people")

Similarity of adj bullying

1 sense of bullying

Sense 1
blustery, bullying -- (noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others)
       => domineering (vs. submissive) -- (tending to domineer)

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