Dictionary.com

harassment

[ huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt ]
/ həˈræs mənt, ˈhær əs mənt /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of harassment

First recorded in 1750–55; harass + -ment

how to pronounce harassment

See harass.

OTHER WORDS FROM harassment

o·ver·har·ass·ment, noun

Words nearby harassment

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use harassment in a sentence

FEEDBACK