Etymology
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harassment (n.)

"action of harassing; state of being harassed," 1753, from harass + -ment.

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Definitions of harassment

harassment (n.)
a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented;
so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
Synonyms: torment
harassment (n.)
the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism;
Synonyms: molestation
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