Synonyms of bully in English:


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1‘you mustn't give in to the village bully’

persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, browbeater, intimidator, coercer, subjugator, crybully
scourge, tough, heavy, bully boy, ruffian, thug, attack dog
North American informal badass


1‘the other children used to bully him’

persecute, oppress, tyrannize, torment, browbeat, intimidate, cow, coerce, strong-arm, subjugate, domineer
informal push about, push around, play the heavy with

2‘a local man was bullied into helping them’

coerce, pressure, pressurize, bring pressure to bear on, use pressure on, put pressure on, constrain, lean on, press, push
force, compel, oblige, put under an obligation
hound, harass, nag, harry, badger, goad, prod, pester, browbeat, brainwash, bludgeon, persuade, prevail on, work on, act on, influence, intimidate, dragoon, twist someone's arm, strong-arm
North American blackjack
informal bulldoze, railroad, put the screws on, put the squeeze on
British informal bounce
North American informal hustle, fast-talk