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hector

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hec=tor

CIDE DICTIONARY

hectorn. [From the Trojan warrior Hector, the son of Priam.].
     A bully; a blustering, turbulent, insolent, fellow; one who vexes or provokes.  [1913 Webster]
hectorv. t. 
     To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
hectorv. i. 
     To play the bully; to bluster; to be turbulent or insolent.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

hector, v. & n.
--v.tr. bully, intimidate.
--n. a bully.

Derivative
hectoringly adv.
Etymology
Hector, L f. Gk Hektor, Trojan hero and son of Priam in Homer's Iliad, f. its earlier use to mean 'swaggering fellow'

THESAURUS

hector

Captain Bobadil, Gascon, Herod, Texan, aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, big mouth, blatherskite, blower, blowhard, bludgeon, bluff, bluffer, bluster, bluster and bluff, bluster out of, blusterer, boaster, bother, bounce, brag, braggadocio, braggart, bravo, bristle, browbeat, browbeater, brown off, bucko, bug, bulldoze, bulldozer, bully, bullyboy, bullyrag, burn up, chivy, cow, demoralize, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, dragoon, exasperate, exercise, fanfaron, fash, gasbag, gasconade, gasconader, get, gripe, harass, harasser, harrier, harry, heckle, hectorer, hot-air artist, hound, huff, intimidate, intimidator, irk, miff, miles gloriosus, molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, out-herod Herod, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, provoke, rage, rant, ranter, rave, raver, ride, rile, roil, roister, roisterer, rollick, ruffle, slang, splutter, sputter, storm, swagger, swaggerer, swashbuckle, swashbuckler, swasher, systematically terrorize, tease, terrorize, threaten, torment, try the patience, tweak the nose, vapor, vaporer, vex, windbag, windjammer, windy, worry

ROGET THESAURUS

hector

Courage

N courage, bravery, valor, resoluteness, boldness, spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, contempt of danger, defiance of danger, derring-do, audacity, rashness, dash, defiance, confidence, self-reliance, manliness, manhood, nerve, pluck, mettle, game, heart, heart of grace, spunk, guts, face, virtue, hardihood, fortitude, intestinal fortitude, firmness, heart of oak, bottom, backbone, spine, resolution, bulldog courage, prowess, heroism, chivalry, exploit, feat, achievement, heroic deed, heroic act, bold stroke, man, man of mettle, hero, demigod, Amazon, Hector, lion, tiger, panther, bulldog, gamecock, fighting-cock, bully, fire eater, courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, gallant, intrepid, spirited, spiritful, high-spirited, high-mettled, mettlesome, plucky, manly, manful, resolute, stout, stout-hearted, iron-hearted, lion-hearted, heart of oak, Penthesilean, bold, bold-spirited, daring, audacious, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, aweless, undaunted, unappalled, undismayed, unawed, unblanched, unabashed, unalarmed, unflinching, unshrinking, unblanching, unapprehensive, confident, self-reliant, bold as a lion, bold as brass, enterprising, adventurous, venturous, venturesome, dashing, chivalrous, soldierly, heroic, fierce, savage, pugnacious, strong-minded, hardy, doughty, firm, determined, dogged, indomitable, up to, up to the scratch, upon one's mettle, reassured, unfeared, undreaded, one's blood being up, courage sans peur, fortes fortuna adjuvat, have I not in my time heard lions roar, I dare do all that may become a man, male vincetis sed vincite, omne solum forti patria, self-trust is the essence of heroism, stimulos dedit oemula virtus, strong and great, a hero, teloque animus proestantior omni, there, is always safety in valor, virtus ariete fortier.

Rashness

N rashness, temerity, want of caution, imprudence, indiscretion, overconfidence, presumption, audacity, precipitancy, precipitation, impetuosity, levity, foolhardihood, foolhardiness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness, carelessness, desperation, Quixotism, knight-errantry, fire eating, gaming, gambling, blind bargain, leap in the dark, leap of faith, fool's paradise, too many eggs in one basket, desperado, rashling, madcap, daredevil, Hotspur, fire eater, bully, bravo, Hector, scapegrace, enfant perdu, Don Quixote, knight-errant, Icarus, adventurer, gambler, gamester, dynamitard, boomer, rash, incautious, indiscreet, imprudent, improvident, temerarious, uncalculating, heedless, careless, without ballast, heels over head, head over heels, giddy, wanton, reckless, wild, madcap, desperate, devil-may-care, hot-blooded, hotheaded, hotbrained, headlong, headstrong, breakneck, foolhardy, harebrained, precipitate, impulsive, overconfident, overweening, venturesome, venturous, adventurous, Quixotic, fire eating, cavalier, janty, jaunty, free and easy, off one's guard, post haste, a corps perdu, hand over head, tete baissee, headforemost, happen what may, come what may, neck or nothing, the devil being in one, non semper temeritas est felix, paucis temeritas est bono multis malo.

Insolence

VB be insolent, bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust, swear, rap out oaths, roister, arrogate, assume, presume, make bold, make free, take a liberty, give an inch and take an ell, domineer, bully, dictate, hector, lord it over, traiter de haut en bas, regarder de haut en bas, exact, snub, huff, beard, fly in the face of, put to the blush, bear down, beat down, browbeat, intimidate, trample down, tread down, trample under foot, dragoon, ride roughshod over, out face, outlook, outstare, outbrazen, outbrave, stare out of countenance, brazen out, lay down the law, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, assume a lofty bearing, talk big, look big, put on big looks, act the grand seigneur, mount the high horse, ride the high horse, toss the head, carry, with a high hand, tempt Providence, want snuffing.

Blusterer

N blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, roisterer, brawler, fanfaron, braggart, bully, terrorist, rough, bulldozer, hoodlum, hooligan, larrikin, roarer, Mohock, Mohawk, drawcansir, swashbuckler, Captain Bobadil, Sir Lucius O'Trigger, Thraso, Pistol, Parolles, Bombastes Furioso, Hector, Chrononhotonthologos, jingo, desperado, dare-devil, fire eater, fury, rowdy, slang-whanger, tough, puppy, prig, Sir Oracle, dogmatist, doctrinaire, jack-in-office, saucebox, malapert, jackanapes, minx, bantam-cock.


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