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

n disorderly fighting

dogfight, rough-and-tumble, scuffle, tussle
Type of:
combat, fight, fighting, scrap
the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

n an angry disturbance

bother, fuss, trouble
Type of:
disturbance, perturbation
activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption

v annoy continually or chronically

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
harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
drive up the wall; get on someone's nerves
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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