Definition of harassment in English:

harassment

Line breaks: har¦ass|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈharəsm(ə)nt
 
, həˈrasm(ə)nt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
Aggressive pressure or intimidation: they face daily harassment by the police
More example sentences
  • The state also grants us the right to pursue this belief without any form of persecution or harassment.
  • This organisation should stop at once the harassments and intimidation of left wing militants.
  • The Claimant had no option but to do this as the couple were suffering terrible harassment and intimidation.
Synonyms
persecution, harrying, pestering, badgering, intimidation, bother, annoyance, aggravation, irritation, pressure, pressurization, force, coercion, molestation
informal hassle
North American informal badassery

Usage

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