HyperDic: molestation

English > 2 senses of the word molestation:
NOUNactmolestationthe act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
actmolestation, harassmentthe act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks / attacks and criticism
molestation > pronunciation
Soundsmow.lehstey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > molestation: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children).
Broadersexual assault, sexual abuse, sex crime, sex offenseA 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
Verbsmolestharass or assault sexually
English > molestation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks / attacks and criticism.
Synonymharassment
Narrowerbadgering, worrying, torment, bedevilmentThe act of harassing someone
baitingharassment especially of a tethered animal
sexual harassmentunwelcome sexual behavior by a supervisor toward an employee
tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationThe act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule)
witch-huntsearching / searching out and harassing dissenters
BroadermistreatmentThe practice of treating (someone or something) badly
Spanishacoso, hostigamiento
Catalanassetjament
Verbsmolestannoy continually or chronically

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