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sanjey asok
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What is a exact English word for the scenario

Man 1 is intentionally doing wrong to Man 2 but man 2 is really innocent .

I do not want use the word "revenge" or avenge or retaliation because it wont suit the scene.
 
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Does man 1 know man 2 is innocent? If he doesn't, then he thinks he is retaliating. If man 1 does know man 2 is innocent, he is being sadistic or abusive (at least those are the first words off the top of my head).
 
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Cheating
 
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Malicious?
 
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We say man 1 is taking advantage of man 2 if man 1 is benefiting from doing something harmful to man 2, but man 2 doesn't realize the situation is unfair or not symmetric.
 
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Abuse.
Bullying.
Harassment.
??
 
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sanjey asok wrote:Man 1 is intentionally doing wrong to Man 2 but man 2 is really innocent .


To me it's irrelevant whether Man 2 is "innocent". Innocent of what? And would it be okay for Man 1 to do wrong to Man 2 if Man 2 wasn't innocent?
 
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bullyrag
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:
sanjey asok wrote:Man 1 is intentionally doing wrong to Man 2 but man 2 is really innocent .


To me it's irrelevant whether Man 2 is "innocent". Innocent of what? And would it be okay for Man 1 to do wrong to Man 2 if Man 2 wasn't innocent?


it does make a difference to the description of the act, it can't be called revenge if there is nothing to revenge over.
 
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Thesaurus link.
 
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Managing
 
Daniel Doboseru
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I do not want use the word "revenge" or avenge or retaliation because it wont suit the scene.

But what exactly is the scene?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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