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English noun: molestation

1. molestation (act) the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

Broader (hypernym)sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault

2. molestation (act) the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism


Broader (hypernym)mistreatment

Narrower (hyponym)badgering, baiting, bedevilment, ribbing, sexual harassment, tantalization, tease, teasing, torment, witch-hunt, worrying

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