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Bully vs. Tyrant

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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.’;

Tyrantnoun

A usurper; one who gains power and rules extralegally, distinguished from kings elevated by election or succession.

Bullynoun

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

Tyrantnoun

(obsolete) Any monarch or governor.

Bullynoun

A hired thug.

Tyrantnoun

A despot; a ruler who governs unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Bullynoun

A prostitute’s minder; a pimp.

Tyrantnoun

(by extension) Any person who abuses the power of position or office to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Bullynoun

(uncountable) Bully beef.

Tyrantnoun

(by extension) A villain; a person or thing who uses strength or violence to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Bullynoun

(obsolete) A brisk, dashing fellow.

Tyrantnoun

The pl=s, members of the family Tyrannidae, which often fight or drive off other birds which approach their nests.

Bullynoun

The small scrum in the Eton College field game.

Tyrantadjective

(uncommon) Tyrannical, tyrannous; like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a tyrant.

Bullynoun

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

Tyrantverb

To act like a tyrant; to be tyrannical.

Bullynoun

An (eldest) brother; a fellow workman; comrade

Tyrantverb

To tyrannize.

Bullynoun

(dialectal) A companion; mate. male or female

Tyrantnoun

An absolute ruler; a sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty.

Bullynoun

(obsolete) darling, sweetheart. male or female

Tyrantnoun

Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor.

‘Love, to a yielding heart, is a king, but to a resisting, is a tyrant.’;

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.

Tyrantnoun

Any one of numerous species of American clamatorial birds belonging to the family Tyrannidæ; - called also tyrant bird.

Bullynoun

(mining) A miner's hammer.

Tyrantverb

To act like a tyrant; to play the tyrant; be to tyrannical.

Bullyverb

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

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

Tyrantnoun

a cruel and oppressive dictator

Bullyverb

(transitive) To act aggressively towards.

Tyrantnoun

in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

Bullyadjective

Very good; excellent.

‘a bully horse’;

Tyrantnoun

any person who exercises power in a cruel way;

‘his father was a tyrant’;

Bullyadjective

(slang) Jovial and blustering.

Tyrant

A tyrant (from Ancient Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in the modern English usage of the word, is an absolute ruler who is unrestrained by law, or one who has usurped a legitimate ruler's sovereignty. Often portrayed as cruel, tyrants may defend their positions by resorting to repressive means.

Bullyinterjection

}} Well done!

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

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.’;

Bullynoun

A brisk, dashing fellow.

Bullynoun

Pickled or canned beef.

Bullyadjective

Jovial and blustering; dashing.

Bullyadjective

Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

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.’;

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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