harassment

harassment

[huh-ras-muhnt, har-uhs-muhnt]
noun
the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly; persecution: She sued her boss for sexual harassment.

Origin:
harass + -ment

overharassment, noun
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harass (ˈhærəs, həˈræs)
 
vb
(tr) to trouble, torment, or confuse by continual persistent attacks, questions, etc
 
[C17: from French harasser, variant of Old French harer to set a dog on, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German harēn to cry out]
 
'harassed
 
adj
 
'harassing
 
adj, —n
 
'harassment
 
n

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