hassle vs molest what difference

what is difference between hassle and molest

English

Etymology

Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (to pant, breathe noisily), possibly from haste +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
  • Rhymes: -æsəl

Noun

hassle (plural hassles)

  1. Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
    I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
  2. A fight or argument.
  3. An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.

Translations

Verb

hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)

  1. To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
  2. To pick a fight or start an argument.

Translations

References

  • hassle at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Hassel, Lashes, halses, lashes, selahs, shales, sheals


English

Etymology

From Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestō (to trouble, annoy, molest), from molestus (troublesome), from moles (a burden, difficulty, labor, trouble); see mole.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /məˈlɛst/

Verb

molest (third-person singular simple present molests, present participle molesting, simple past and past participle molested)

  1. To annoy intentionally.
  2. To disturb or tamper with.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      They have molested the church with needless opposition.
  3. To sexually assault or sexually harass (a minor).

Derived terms

  • molester
  • molestful

Related terms

  • molestation

Translations

Further reading

  • molest in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • molest in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • Motles, motels

Indonesian

Etymology

Unadapted borrowing from Dutch molest.

Noun

molest

  1. (law) damage from war.

Further reading

  • “molest” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

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