bullied bullied  /ˈbʊ lid/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
  2. (n) a cruel and brutal fellow
  3. (n) a hired thug
  4. (v) be bossy towards
  5. (adj) very good

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Also important, says Nishina: kids are frequently as distressed by witnessing bullying as by being bullied.
  2. Researchers said that many of the perpetrators reported having bullied or been bullied.
  3. President Robert Mugabe has bullied the opposition into submission with violence and terror.

News

  1. Unattractive, mean people may be more likely to be bullied at work

    About 35 percent of the U.S. workforce admit to being bullied at work, according to one survey
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Ugly People Bullied At Work? Study Shows Unattractive Employees More Likely To Be Mistreated

    A new Michigan State University study has uncovered an ugly truth about the American workplace: looks do matter. Researchers found that employees who are considered unattractive are more likely to be belittled and bullied in the workplace . While plenty of research has found that attractive students tend to be more popular in school, the study is the first to link the level of attractiveness to ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. High School All Over Again: Unattractive Workers More Likely to be Bullied

    A recent study published in research journal Human Performance found that those who are deemed less attractive in the workplace are more likely to be bullied and belittled. It proves that working environments are not much different than high school cafeterias with the more attractive people making the less attractive people feel unhappy. "Frankly, it's an ugly finding," said the lead ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. Lady Bird Johnson said her husband "bullied, shoved, pushed and loved me into being more outgoing, more of an achiever. I gave him comfort, tenderness and some judgment - at least I think I did."
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Lady Bird Johnson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We're not going to be bullied, we're not going to be smeared, we're not going to be lied about," Obama said. "I don't believe in coming in second."
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsweek

  3. President Bush said that failure in Iraq "would send an unmistakable signal to America's enemies that our country can be bullied into retreat."
    on Jul 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

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