- to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute.
- to trouble by repeated attacks, incursions, etc., as in war or hostilities; harry; raid.
Origin of harass
Synonyms for harass
Examples from the Web for unharassed
Historical Examples of unharassed
And he lived, unharassed by apprehensions, in the lively joy of the moment.The Regent
E. Arnold Bennett
That is the way—quiet, steady, continuous thinking, uninterrupted and unharassed brooding.Pioneers of Science
Here she would pass the perilous hours in safety, unharassed by the need of watching against her stealthy foes.The Kindred of the Wild
Charles G. D. Roberts
And looking so smooth and ordinary and unharassed too, at the moment everyone else is tearing himself with panic or anguish.Greener Than You Think
Her unharassed countenance showed it, especially when, as at this moment, she looked harassed.Prisoners
- (tr) to trouble, torment, or confuse by continual persistent attacks, questions, etc
Word Origin for harass
1610s, from French harasser "tire out, vex," possibly from Old French harer "set a dog on," and perhaps blended with Old French harier "to harry, draw, drag" [Barnhart]. Originally "to lay waste, devastate," sense of "distress" is from 1650s. Related: Harassed; harassing.