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Noun: harassment  hu'ras-munt or her-us-munt [N. Amer], hu'ras-munt or ha-rus-munt [Brit]
  1. A feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors";
    - torment
     
  2. The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    - molestation

Derived forms: harassments

Type of: annoyance, chafe, mistreatment, vexation

Encyclopedia: Harassment, alarm and distress