harassment vs molestation what difference

what is difference between harassment and molestation

English

Etymology

From Middle French harassement; synchronically analyzable as harass +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /həˈɹæsmənt/, /ˈhæɹəsmənt/

Noun

harassment (countable and uncountable, plural harassments)

  1. Persistent attacks and criticism causing worry and distress.
  2. Deliberate pestering or intimidation.

Synonyms

  • torment
  • molestation

Derived terms

  • sexual harassment

Descendants

  • Russian: хара́ссмент (xarássment)

Translations

References

  • harassment at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

From Old French molestacion, from Latin molestatio

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɒlɪˈsteɪʃən/ or IPA(key): /ˌməʊlɪˈsteɪʃən/
  • (US) enPR: mō’lĕstāʹshən, IPA(key): /ˌmoʊlɪˈsteɪʃən/

Noun

molestation (countable and uncountable, plural molestations)

  1. The act of molesting.

Anagrams

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