bullying

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English[edit]

An example of bullying.

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bully +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

bullying (countable and uncountable, plural bullyings)

  1. An act of intimidating a person to do something, especially such repeated coercion.
  2. Persistent acts intended to make life unpleasant for another person.
    Bullying is a punishable offense in schools.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From bully +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

bullying

  1. present participle of bully

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English bullying.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈbu.lĩ/
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /buˈlĩ.ɡ(ɨ)/

Noun[edit]

bullying m (uncountable)

  1. bullying (persistent acts intended to make someone’s life unpleasant)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English bullying.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbulin/, [ˈbu.lĩn]

Noun[edit]

bullying m (uncountable)

  1. bullying
    Synonyms: acoso escolar, hostigamiento escolar

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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