a disorderly dispute.
a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle.
to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.
to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line.
to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't hassle me.
- un·has·sled, adjective
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How to use hassle in a sentence
Get an absentee ballot, cast your vote far ahead of time, and avoid the hassle.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it) | John Kennedy | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Saliva samples, both studies found, were nearly as reliable and far less of a hassle.Spit vs. Swab? Scientists say new studies support use of ‘saliva tests’ for COVID | Lee Clifford | September 5, 2020 | Fortune
If that sounds like a hassle to you, do not buy a knife made from a steel that is hard to sharpen.Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Knife | Wes Siler | September 3, 2020 | Outside Online
Shimmying the hat sideways a little helps, but it’s still a bit of a hassle.
So the larger size of the Note20 Ultra wasn’t as much of a hassle.Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era | Aaron Pressman | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
For the Chinese government, it's another way to hassle the Arab and African communities that live and work in Guangzhou.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug | Brendon Hong | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But shaving quickly became a hassle; the tedious measure of the day at work ahead.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, there is some hassle involved in going to the store, purchasing bacon, taking it home, cooking it, and cleaning up afterward.
For people with high incomes, rising insurance rates are a hassle.
She's making a new calculation: if she is going to have all the hassle of being a royal, she might as well make a few quid too.
But Lonnie came up with an irrefutable alibi, somehow, and the hassle that followed made Jason's luck run out.Zero Data | Charles Saphro
As darkness grew they came nearer inshore, until in the fading light they recognized the railway station at hassle.The Pit Prop Syndicate | Freeman Wills Crofts
He let himself out and, relocking the various doors behind him, walked to hassle and from there returned to his hotel in Hull.The Pit Prop Syndicate | Freeman Wills Crofts
Such would be an administrative hassle, nothing to challenge an E at all, not even a Junior.Eight Keys to Eden | Mark Irvin Clifton
Who told you that there was a hassle between this guy and Slack?Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for hassle
a prolonged argument; wrangle
a great deal of trouble; difficulty; nuisance
(intr) to quarrel or wrangle
(tr) to cause annoyance or trouble to (someone); harass
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