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

2 senses of molestation

Sense 1
molestation -- (the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children))
       => sexual assault, sexual abuse, sex crime, sex offense -- (a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat; "most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault")

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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