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Bully vs. Bold

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Bullynoun

A person who is physically or emotionally cruel to others, especially to those who are weaker or have less power.

‘A playground bully pushed a girl off the swing.’; ‘I noticed you being a bully towards people with disabilities.’;

Boldnoun

(obsolete) A dwelling; habitation; building.

Bullynoun

A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.

Boldadjective

Courageous, daring.

‘Bold deeds win admiration and, sometimes, medals.’;

Bullynoun

A hired thug.

Boldadjective

Visually striking; conspicuous.

‘the painter's bold use of colour and outline’;

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Bullynoun

A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

Boldadjective

Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.

‘The last word of this sentence is bold.’;

Bullynoun

(uncountable) Bully beef.

Boldadjective

Presumptuous, forward or impudent.

Bullynoun

(obsolete) A brisk, dashing fellow.

Boldadjective

(Ireland) Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.

‘All of her children are terribly bold and never do as they are told.’;

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Bullynoun

The small scrum in the Eton College field game.

Boldadjective

Full-bodied.

Bullynoun

Various small freshwater or brackishwater fish of the family Eleotridae; sleeper goby. The common bully, Gobiomorphus cotidianus

Boldadjective

(Philippines) Pornographic; depicting nudity.

Bullynoun

An (eldest) brother; a fellow workman; comrade

Boldadjective

Steep or abrupt.

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Bullynoun

(dialectal) A companion; mate. male or female

Boldverb

(transitive) To make (a font or some text) bold.

Bullynoun

(obsolete) darling, sweetheart. male or female

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Bullynoun

(field hockey) a standoff between two players from the opposing teams, who repeatedly hit each other's hockey sticks and then attempt to acquire the ball, as a method of resuming the game in certain circumstances.

Boldverb

To become bold.

Bullynoun

(mining) A miner's hammer.

Boldadjective

Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.

‘Throngs of knights and barons bold.’;

Bullyverb

(transitive) To intimidate (someone) as a bully.

‘You shouldn't bully people for being gay.’;

Boldadjective

Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.

Bullyverb

(transitive) To act aggressively towards.

Boldadjective

In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.

‘Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice.’;

Bullyadjective

Very good; excellent.

‘a bully horse’;

Boldadjective

Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as in art, literature, etc.; taking liberties in composition or expression; as, the figures of an author are bold.

‘The cathedral church is a very bold work.’;

Bullyadjective

(slang) Jovial and blustering.

Boldadjective

Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief.

‘Shadows in painting . . . make the figure bolder.’;

Bullyinterjection

}} Well done!

‘She's finally asked for that promotion—bully for her!’;

Boldadjective

Steep; abrupt; prominent.

‘Where the bold cape its warning forehead rears.’;

Bullynoun

A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous, who threatens, intimidates, or badgers people who are smaller or weaker than he is; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.

‘Bullies seldom execute the threats they deal in.’;

Boldverb

To make bold or daring.

Bullynoun

A brisk, dashing fellow.

Boldverb

To be or become bold.

Bullynoun

Pickled or canned beef.

Boldnoun

a typeface with thick heavy lines

Bullyadjective

Jovial and blustering; dashing.

Boldadjective

fearless and daring;

‘bold settlers on some foreign shore’; ‘a bold speech’; ‘a bold adventure’;

Bullyadjective

Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

Boldadjective

clear and distinct;

‘bold handwriting’; ‘a figure carved in bold relief’; ‘a bold design’;

Bullyverb

To intimidate or badger with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully{1} toward.

‘For the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the French, upon hearing the peace was just signing.’;

Boldadjective

very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;

‘a bluff headland’; ‘where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise’; ‘a sheer descent of rock’;

Bullyverb

To act as a bully{1}.

Bullyinterjection

Well done! Excellent!

Bullynoun

a cruel and brutal fellow

Bullyverb

be bossy towards;

‘Her big brother always bullied her when she was young’;

Bullyverb

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Bullyadjective

very good;

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

Bullynoun

a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable

‘he is a ranting, domineering bully’;

Bullynoun

corned beef.

Bullynoun

an act of starting play in field hockey, in which two opponents strike each other's sticks three times and then go for the ball.

Bullyverb

seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)

‘a local man was bullied into helping them’; ‘her 11- year-old son has been constantly bullied at school’;

Bullyverb

(in field hockey) start play with a bully.

Bullyadjective

very good; excellent

‘the statue really looked bully’;

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