Harassment
Harassment Har"ass*ment (-ment), n. The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety. [1913 Webster]

Little harassments which I am led to suspect do occasionally molest the most fortunate. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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