molestation

Definitions of molestation
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n the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

Type of:
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault
a 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

n the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Synonyms:
harassment
Types:
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baiting
harassment especially of a tethered animal
badgering, bedevilment, torment, worrying
the act of harassing someone
sexual harassment
unwelcome sexual behavior by a supervisor toward an employee
ribbing, tantalization, tease, teasing
the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
witch-hunt
searching out and harassing dissenters
McCarthyism
unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty (as by saying they were Communists)
Type of:
mistreatment
the practice of treating (someone or something) badly