n. a habitual, persistent behavior which is described as forceful, aggressive, and threatening. In reality, however, it may also be subtle. An act of intimidation designed to instill fear and shame, it is usually directed at a person perceived to be smaller or weaker than the bully.

BULLYING: "Along with physical bullying, there are also other forms of it which include verbal bullying or name-calling, social bullying or alienation, and online attacks or cyber bullying."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BULLYING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bullying/ (accessed August 9, 2022).


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