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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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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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I do not want use the word "revenge" or avenge or retaliation because it wont suit the scene.


But what exactly is the scene?
 
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