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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Harass \Har"ass\ (h[a^]r"as or h[.a]*r[a^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Harassed (h[a^]r"ast or h[.a]*r[a^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n.
Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a basket made of
cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or
harer to set (a dog) on.]
To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts;
esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause
to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes
followed by out.
[Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.
Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison.
Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt. --Tennyson.
Syn: To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry;
disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex;
molest; trouble; disturb; torment.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "harassing":
aggravating, annoying, bothering, bothersome, chafing, disquieting,
distressful, distressing, disturbing, exasperating, fretting,
galling, importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating,
pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome,
plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing, tiresome, tormenting,
troublesome, troubling, upsetting, vexatious, vexing, wearisome,
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