[huh-ras-muh nt, har-uh s-muh nt]
- the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution: She sued her boss for sexual harassment.
Origin of harassment
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Examples from the Web for harassment
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
But fishing for rationale in harassment is almost always a waste of time.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat
December 1, 2014
In light of the Michael Brown shooting, others have come forward to share their own stories of bullying, and harassment by police.Are College Educated Police Safer?
December 1, 2014
Here, courtesy of BuzzFeed, is how it feels to be on the end of unsolicited compliments and harassment.What Does It Feel Like To Be Catcalled?
The Daily Beast Video
November 26, 2014
In an ideal world, Twitter should be expected to address its harassment problem head on.If Twitter Won’t Handle Its Massive Harassment Problem, These Women Will
November 7, 2014
Following our policy of harassment, the scouts destroyed her escort ships.The Butterfly Kiss
Arthur Dekker Savage
These early years were full of anxiety and harassment to Bienville.Makers and Romance of Alabama History
B. F. Riley
As the only deliverance from this harassment, Pizarro adopted a new policy.The Spanish Pioneers
Charles F. Lummis
Secular officials and laymen active in church affairs also suffered execution, imprisonment, and harassment.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
The exasperation of the southern Idaho communities, under continual Indian harassment, became extreme.
Word Origin and History for harassment
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper