Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun harassment

2 senses of harassment

Sense 1
harassment, torment -- (a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; "so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors")
       => annoyance, chafe, vexation -- (anger produced by some annoying irritation)

Sense 2
harassment, molestation -- (the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism)
       => mistreatment -- (the practice of treating (someone or something) badly; "he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother")

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