harassment

[ huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt ]
/ həˈræs mənt, ˈhær əs mənt /

noun

an act or instance of harassing; torment, vexation, or intimidation: daily harassment by bullies at school;the harassments of daily life.
the condition or fact of being harassed: the stress of harassment and discrimination.

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Origin of harassment

First recorded in 1750–55; harass + -ment

pronunciation note for harassment

See harass.

OTHER WORDS FROM harassment

o·ver·har·ass·ment, noun

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