hassle

Something that is bothersome or annoying can be called a hassle. It's a huge hassle to go back to the grocery store after unloading fifteen bags and realizing you forgot milk.

The noun hassle can also refer to an argument or a scuffle. If you get into a hassle at school, you're likely to be called into the principal's office. As a verb, hassle means to annoy or harass repeatedly or chronically. If a bully is constantly hassling you, you should report them.

Definitions of hassle
  1. noun
    disorderly fighting
    synonyms: dogfight, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
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    type of:
    combat, fight, fighting, scrap
    the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  2. noun
    an angry disturbance
    synonyms: bother, fuss, trouble
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    type of:
    disturbance, perturbation
    activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
  3. verb
    annoy continually or chronically
    synonyms: beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, molest, plague, provoke
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    goad, needle
    goad or provoke, as by constant criticism
    bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, rag, torment
    treat cruelly
    haze
    harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
    madden
    drive up the wall; get on someone's nerves
    hamstring
    make ineffective or powerless
    badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease
    annoy persistently
    oppress, persecute
    cause to suffer
    type of:
    annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex
    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
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