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harassment Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    torment.
    • so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
  2. noun the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    molestation.
WordNet

Har"ass*ment noun
Definitions
  1. The act of harassing, or state of being harassed; worry; annoyance; anxiety.
    Little harassments which I am led to suspect do occasionally molest the most fortunate. Ld. Lytton.

Webster 1913