He is a bullying whiner and a middle-aged man with a lot of cash and no sense of proportion.
But The Source was also starting to develop a bullying reputation within the industry.
I use it as a way of talking about what happened, but bullying is not something that people should take lightly.
In our desire to be safe from brutal and bullying oppression, human beings are the same.
Critics like Parry Aftab argue that these sites are essentially conduits for bullying.
He did this whenever he had a chance, but, to do him justice, by no means in an ill-natured or bullying way.
“The sooner you go the better, then,” he shouted, with a bullying frown.
He was sick of your bullying and domineering, just as we all were.
He spoke in a loud, bullying voice which could be heard throughout the offices.
You thought I took the bullying of the bigger boys because I wasn't strong enough physically to hold up my end.
1530s, originally "sweetheart," applied to either sex, from Dutch boel "lover; brother," probably a diminutive of Middle Dutch broeder "brother" (cf. Middle High German buole "brother," source of German Buhle "lover;" see brother (n.)).
Meaning deteriorated 17c. through "fine fellow" and "blusterer" to "harasser of the weak" (1680s, from bully-ruffian, 1650s). Perhaps this was by influence of bull (n.1), but a connecting sense between "lover" and "ruffian" may be in "protector of a prostitute," which was one sense of bully (though not specifically attested until 1706). The expression meaning "worthy, jolly, admirable" (especially in 1864 U.S. slang bully for you!) is first attested 1680s, and preserves an earlier, positive sense of the word.
Excellent; good (1840s+)
: Bully for you! (1780s+)
A track worker; gandy dancer (1900+ Railroad)
[first two senses fr bully, ''a beloved person, darling,'' of obscure origin, attested fr 1538. Bully, ''worthy, admirable,'' used of persons, is attested in 1681]