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[huh-ras-muh nt, har-uh s-muh nt]
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  1. the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution: She sued her boss for sexual harassment.
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Origin of harassment

Related formso·ver·har·ass·ment, noun
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Related Words for harassment

persecution, provocation, molestation, annoyance, disturbance, bother, exasperation, aggravation, perturbation, torment, irritation, hassle, trouble, vexation, nuisance, bedevilment, provoking, bothering, pestering

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Word Origin and History for harassment


1753, from harass + -ment.

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