Synonyms for (noun) bully

Synonyms: bully, tough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yobbo, yobo, yob, hooligan

Definition: a cruel and brutal fellow

Similar words: assailant, assaulter, attacker, aggressor

Definition: someone who attacks


Synonyms: bully

Definition: a hired thug

Similar words: goon, hood, hoodlum, strong-armer, tough, toughie, thug, punk

Definition: an aggressive and violent young criminal

Synonyms for (verb) bully

Synonyms: swagger, browbeat, bully

Definition: discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Similar words: inveigle, wheedle, blarney, coax, cajole, palaver, sweet-talk

Definition: influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

Usage: He palavered her into going along


Synonyms: hector, strong-arm, ballyrag, push around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, boss around

Definition: be bossy towards

Usage: Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

Similar words: intimidate

Definition: make timid or fearful

Usage: Her boss intimidates her

Synonyms for (adjective) bully

Synonyms: great, groovy, neat, nifty, peachy, not bad, bang-up, keen, bully, dandy, corking, cracking, swell, slap-up, smashing

Definition: very good

Usage: he did a bully job; a neat sports car; had a great time at the party; you look simply smashing

Similar words: good

Definition: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

Usage: good news from the hospital; a good report card; when she was good she was very very good; a good knife is one good for cutting; this stump will make a good picnic table; a good check; a good joke; a good exterior paint; a good secretary; a good dress for the office