Definitions

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  • n. An act of intimidating a weaker person to do something, especially such repeated coercion.
  • n. Persistent acts intended to make life unpleasant for another person.
  • v. Present participle of bully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Insulting with threats; imperious; overbearing; blustering: as, a bullying manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
  • n. the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

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Examples

  • "We're empowering children to use the term 'bullying' and to speak up for themselves and for others."

    Janice Harper: What's Wrong with the 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

  • And, for that matter, using the term 'bullying' is also not going to help at all either.

    Elizabeth Perle: We Are The Real Bullies

  • To take a step back, I wonder what it actually is we are talking about when we use the term "bullying" in the media.

    Elizabeth Perle: We Are The Real Bullies

  • Tybalt - negative systematic actions (I won't go as far as using the term bullying as I feel that term is somewhat overused) in the workplace can have a huge effect on someone's self esteem.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The next frame featured the word bullying with a red slash through it.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The response from Oslo to this bullying is an example to the world.

    A Nobel for China

  • I quickly pointed this out to her and used the word "bullying" to explain myself.

    Signe Whitson: What to Do When Your Daughter Is the Mean Girl

  • In the wake of "Tricky" Dicky Keys and Andy "Grey" Gray's Sky Sports shame, where the pundits' banter leaked glutinously through the cracks in media and mutated into news, and the introduction of "banter nights" at comedy clubs, and a sacked postman suing the Royal Mail for unfair dismissal, explaining that what they called bullying was in fact just "a lot of banter", the Uni Lad story only added to the instability.

    The joke's on them

  • Mr. Foege's book, published in April, takes the company to task for some issues, such as what he characterizes as bullying musicians into playing at Clear Channel amphitheaters.

    Why Clear Channel Tale Is Told Twice

  • And on Thursday he made it official -- he and his country are hanging tough, refusing what he called bullying by the United States and others to abandon nuclear enrichment.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2006

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