harassed harassed  /hə ˈræst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The friend spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear of being harassed by authorities.
  2. Levenson is harassed and sweating profusely.
  3. Chailert and her staff have been threatened and harassed by less humane animal park operators and, she believes, local officials in league with them.

News

  1. Disciplinary hearing concludes for District Judge Wickham Corwin

    FARGO - The North Dakota Judicial Conduct Commission wrapped up a day and a half of testimony this morning in a case involving a Cass County judge facing a complaint he sexually harassed a court reporter.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Pete's Harbor owner kills leases for marina, citing state harassment

    To stop being harassed by a state agency, Pete's Harbor owner Paula Uccelli announced Monday that she is terminating two leases for a big section of her iconic Redwood City marina.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Investigation underway to determine if Cass County Judge sexually harassed a court reporter

    Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- A hearing is underway to determine if Cass County Judge Wickham Corwin sexually harassed a court reporter.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WDAY 6 Fargo

Quotes

  1. President Barack Obama said the law creates a climate where, "suddenly, if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed."
    on May 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Bush said, "You cannot build trust when you hold an election where opposition candidates find themselves harassed or in prison."
    on Jan 14, 2008 By: President Bush Source: GoErie.com

  3. "His words pollute the atmosphere," Amaechi said. "It creates an atmosphere that allows young gays and lesbians to be harassed in school, creates an atmosphere where in 33 states you can lose your job, and where anti-gay and lesbian issues...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: John Amaechi Source: USA Today

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