Synonyms of bully in English:


See definition of bully


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


persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, browbeater, intimidator, coercer, subjugator

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