molestation

Definitions of molestation
  1. noun
    the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
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    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
  2. noun
    the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    synonyms: harassment
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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
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