A person who shows respect towards or fears those who are strong, aggressive, always ready to fight when pushed around or something unfair happens to them, but bullies the weak or those who dare not speak for themselves or fight back when treated unfairly or badly. What do we call this kind of people? Is there one word (adjective or noun) for that?
Pretty sure the best, non-vulgar word for a person like that is already found in your question:
A few other words you could use that fit the bully aspect:
A few words that fit your first qualification for the word:
- Coward (@John-Wimpey)
There is a humorous word for this: dastard (not bastard but almost)
A malicious coward; a dishonorable sneak.
In politics you might call such a person a 'Chickenhawk'.
This person can be strong and weak at the same time - coward.
protected by Mari-Lou A Mar 22 '17 at 9:36
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