- Word History
|part of speech:
||harassed, harasses, harassing
||to trouble or bother again and again.
My mother asked me to stop harassing her while she was trying to work.Some of the girls were harassed after being allowed to join the boys' football team.
- badger, besiege, hassle
- similar words:
- annoy, bait, bother, heckle, irritate, nag, persecute, pester, pick on, ride, taunt, torment, trouble, worry
||afflict, bug, bully, oppress, plague
||harassingly (adv.), harassment (n.)
may come from an early French word that means "to excite the hunting dogs."