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harassmentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhær.əs.mənt/
C1 behaviour that ​annoys or ​upsets someone: sexual harassment

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(Definition of harassment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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harassmentnoun [U]

 us   /həˈræs·mənt, ˈhær·əs·mənt/
behavior that ​annoys or ​troubles someone: Complaints of ​sexual harassment (= ​offensivesexualsuggestions or ​actions) in the ​workplace have ​increased in ​recentyears.
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harassmentnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈhærəsmənt/
LAW illegalbehaviour towards a ​person that causes mental or emotional suffering, which ​includes repeated ​unwantedcontacts without a ​reasonablepurpose, insults, threats, ​touching, or ​offensivelanguage: The ​companyinvestigatedclaims of ​workplace harassment and racial ​discrimination. Victims of harassment are able to take ​action in the ​courts to obtain ​damages. to be ​subject/subjected to harassment
behaviour towards someone that is threatening or that annoys or upsets them: As many as 1 in 3 teens who use the ​Internet had ​experienced some ​form of harassment ​online.
(Definition of harassment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “harassment”
in Chinese (Simplified) 骚扰行为…
in Turkish tedirgin/rahatsız/taciz etme, bezdirme, usandırma…
in Russian преследование…
in Chinese (Traditional) 騷擾行爲…
in Polish molestowanie, nękanie…
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