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Noun: molestation  ,mow,le'stey-shun or ,mó,le'stey-shun
  1. The act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
  2. The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    - harassment

Derived forms: molestations

Type of: abuse, mistreatment, sex crime, sex offence [Brit, Cdn], sex offense [US], sexual abuse, sexual assault

Encyclopedia: Molestation