Share this entry


Synonyms of hassle in English:


  • 1 parking in the city centre is a hassle the hassle of child care
    inconvenience, bother, nuisance, problem, struggle, difficulty, annoyance, irritation, thorn in one's flesh/side, bane of one's life;
    trials and tribulations, fuss, trouble
    North American informalpain in the butt
    British vulgar slangpain in the arse
  • 2North American you'd better not get into a hassle with that guy
    Irish , North American , & Australian donnybrook
    informaltiff, set-to, run-in, spat, scrap, dust-up
    British informalrow, barney, slanging match, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
    Scottish informalrammy
    North American informalrhubarb
    archaicbroil, miff
    Scottish archaicthreap, collieshangie
    [Antonyms] agreement
  • verb

    Back to top  
  • they were hassling him to pay up
    harass, pester, nag, go on at, keep on at, keep after, badger, hound, harry, harp on at, chivvy, trouble, bother, worry, torment, annoy, plague, bedevil, persecute
    informalbug, give someone a hard time, get in someone's hair, get on someone's case, get on someone's back, breathe down someone's neck
    Northern English mither
    North American informaldevil, ride
    Australian/New Zealand informalheavy
    [Antonyms] leave in peace
  • Definition of hassle in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources