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Bully vs. Torment — What's the Difference?

Bully vs. Torment — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bully and Torment

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Bully

A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable
He is a ranting, domineering bully
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Torment

Great physical pain or mental anguish.
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Bully

Corned beef.
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Torment

A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
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Bully

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.
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Torment

The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
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Bully

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
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Torment

To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
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Bully

(in field hockey) start play with a bully.
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Torment

To annoy, pester, or harass
Tormented by the children's pleas to be taken to the mall.
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Bully

Very good; excellent
The statue really looked bully
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Torment

(obsolete) A catapult or other kind of war-engine.
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Bully

A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller, weaker, less popular, or more vulnerable people.
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Torment

Torture, originally as inflicted by an instrument of torture.
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Bully

A hired ruffian; a thug.
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Torment

Any extreme pain, anguish or misery, either physical or mental.
He was bitter from the torments of the divorce.
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Bully

A pimp.
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Torment

(transitive) To cause severe suffering to (stronger than to vex but weaker than to torture.)
The child tormented the flies by pulling their wings off.
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Bully

(Archaic) A fine person.
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Torment

An engine for casting stones.
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Bully

(Archaic) A sweetheart.
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Torment

Extreme pain; anguish; torture; the utmost degree of misery, either of body or mind.
The more I seePleasures about me, so much more I feelTorment within me.
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Bully

Canned or pickled beef. Also called bully beef.
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Torment

That which gives pain, vexation, or misery.
They brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments.
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Bully

To hurt or intimidate (someone) in the manner of a bully.
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Torment

To put to extreme pain or anguish; to inflict excruciating misery upon, either of body or mind; to torture.
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Bully

To make (one's way) aggressively.
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Torment

To pain; to distress; to afflict.
Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
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Bully

To behave like a bully.
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Torment

To tease; to vex; to harass; as, to be tormented with importunities, or with petty annoyances.
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Bully

To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation
“They bully into line at the gas pump” (Martin Gottfried).
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Torment

To put into great agitation.
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Bully

Excellent; splendid
Did a bully job of persuading the members.
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Torment

Unbearable physical pain
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Bully

Used to express approval
Bully for you!.
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Torment

Extreme mental distress
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Bully

A person who is intentionally physically or emotionally cruel to others, especially to those whom they perceive as being vulnerable or of less power or privilege.
A playground bully pushed a girl off the swing.
I noticed you being a bully towards people with disabilities.
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Torment

Intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain;
An agony of doubt
The torments of the damned
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Bully

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

A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented;
So great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
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Bully

A hired thug.
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Torment

A severe affliction
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Bully

A sex worker’s minder.
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Torment

The act of harassing someone
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Bully

(uncountable) Bully beef.
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Torment

Torment emotionally or mentally
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Bully

(obsolete) A brisk, dashing fellow.
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Torment

Treat cruelly;
The children tormented the stuttering teacher
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Bully

The small scrum in the Eton College field game.
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Torment

Subject to torture;
The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible
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Bully

Any of various small freshwater or brackishwater fish of the family Eleotridae; sleeper gobies. The common bully, Gobiomorphus cotidianus
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Bully

An (eldest) brother; a fellow workman; comrade
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Bully

(dialectal) A companion; mate male or female.
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Bully

(obsolete) A darling, sweetheart male or female.
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Bully

(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.
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Bully

(mining) A miner's hammer.
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Bully

(transitive) To intimidate (someone) as a bully.
You shouldn't bully people for being weak.
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Bully

(transitive) To act aggressively towards.
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Bully

Very good.
A bully horse
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Bully

Jovial and blustering.
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Bully

Well done!
Bully, she's finally asked for that promotion!
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Bully

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.
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Bully

A brisk, dashing fellow.
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Bully

Pickled or canned beef.
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Bully

Jovial and blustering; dashing.
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Bully

Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.
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Bully

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.
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Bully

To act as a bully{1}.
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Bully

Well done! Excellent!
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Bully

A cruel and brutal fellow
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Bully

Be bossy towards;
Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
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Bully

Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
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Bully

Very good;
He did a bully job
A neat sports car
Had a great time at the party
You look simply smashing
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