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synonyms for badgered

  • ambivalent
  • bashful
  • demure
  • diffident
  • fearful
  • feeble
  • frightened
  • gentle
  • humble
  • modest
  • nervous
  • weak
  • Milquetoast
  • shrinking
  • trembling
  • wavering
  • yellow
  • afraid
  • apprehensive
  • browbeaten
  • bullied
  • capricious
  • cowardly
  • cowed
  • cowering
  • coy
  • daunted
  • fainthearted
  • having cold feet
  • intimidated
  • irresolute
  • mousy
  • pusillanimous
  • retiring
  • shaky
  • soft
  • spineless
  • spiritless
  • submissive
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • unassured
  • unnerved
  • vacillating

antonyms for badgered

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  • able
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • conceited
  • courageous
  • egotistical
  • extroverted
  • loud
  • proud
  • strong
  • unabashed
  • unafraid
  • daring
  • fearless
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How to use badgered in a sentence

D'ye know why, a month ago, I badgered Newcastle into getting me a company in the Blues?
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
He had been badgered too much this morning, and this big, rather convincing looking applicant worried him.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Dormer is being badgered out of his mind big as he is and he hasn't intellect enough to resent it.
UNDER THE DEODARSRUDYARD KIPLING
It simply means that if any member wants to badger some one in the House about the Colonies, I am the man to be badgered.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
Stoneman pushed his way among the mob which surrounded the badgered Puritan as he attempted to retreat into the cloakroom.
THE CLANSMANTHOMAS DIXON
But, although he badgered Helen, he did not take his departure with the food.
SHADOW, THE MYSTERIOUS DETECTIVEPOLICE CAPTAIN HOWARD
I am badgered out of my reason, out of my health, by the late Mrs. Woolfield.
A BOOK OF GHOSTSSABINE BARING-GOULD
The saloon was full, and he had been shouted at and badgered and cursed until he scarcely knew what he was doing.
AMONG MALAY PIRATESG. A. HENTY
When Mr. Mott badgered his mind to recall Mr. Crosby's name, his intellect balked, utterly, and continuously refused to act.
REVISITING THE EARTHJAMES LANGDON HILL
The incident gave the badgered one a breathing-spell, and for a moment even turned the derision in another direction.
THE MONSTER AND OTHER STORIESSTEPHEN CRANE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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