harassment - definition and synonyms

 
noun [uncountable] 

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/ˈhærəsmənt/

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/həˈræsmənt/
  1. annoying or unpleasant behaviour towards someone that takes place regularly, for example threats, offensive remarks, or physical attacks
    harassment of:

    The UN cannot tolerate the continuing harassment of peacekeeping soldiers.

    racial/sexual harassment:

    We encourage anyone who has been the subject of racial harassment to report it.