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.
- o·ver·har·ass·ment, noun
- See also sexual harassment.
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How to use harassment in a sentence
If I try to discuss the past with her, I might get in trouble for harassment.I can’t trust my new co-worker, and I have a list of reasons. How do I tell management? | Karla Miller | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
NFL probe of harassment at Washington Football Team should be made public, activists sayThe settlement was reached as the team awaits the findings of an NFL investigation into its workplace culture.Former cheerleaders settle with Washington Football Team as program’s future is in doubt | Beth Reinhard | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
“If you believe that your company should retain the right to silence workers related to harassment and discrimination they have suffered, then you should stand behind that argument and come forward to explain why,” she added.NDAs have long been used to silence the abused, advocates say. A new law may change that. | Paulina Villegas | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Lee was often the subject of unwanted sexual attention and harassment, according to her lawsuit.She reported sexual harassment by a former supervisor — and was fired soon after | Samantha Schmidt | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Leigh Honeywell, chief executive of Tall Poppy, which helps companies protect their staff members from online harassment, offers a few tips on navigating all the updates amid the intensity of working and pandemic parenting.Remote school is stressing parents out. Here’s how to tame the anxiety. | Devorah Heitner | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.
The owner of www.blow-me.org is facing a lawsuit for sexual harassment.Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer | Ben Jacobs | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But fishing for rationale in harassment is almost always a waste of time.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat | Annie Gaus | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In light of the Michael Brown shooting, others have come forward to share their own stories of bullying, and harassment by police.
There are indeed cases of serious harassment that warrant both public scrutiny and close attention from law enforcement.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat | Annie Gaus | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To be sure, the strain of the harassment got upon the nerves of some; that would be inevitable, human nature being what it is.The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
Their spirit was undoubtedly high, but it could not stand up against the relentless harassment of the grass.Greener Than You Think | Ward Moore
The policy that General Linares should have adopted was the Fabian policy of obstruction, harassment, and delay.Campaigning in Cuba | George Kennan
Only for this harassment of the Dot sheep, the roundup wagons would be loaded and ready to rattle abroad over the land.Flying U Ranch | B. M. Bower
There would be no scuffling for life insurance, no harassment over wall-paper, no daughters to pity a father's failure.A Yankee from the West | Opie Read