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MOLESTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does molestation mean? 

MOLESTATION (noun)
  The noun MOLESTATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
2. the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

  Familiarity information: MOLESTATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOLESTATION (noun)


Sense 1molestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("molestation" is a kind of...):

sex crime; sex offense; sexual abuse; sexual assault (a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat)


Sense 2molestation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

harassment; molestation

Hypernyms ("molestation" is a kind of...):

mistreatment (the practice of treating (someone or something) badly)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "molestation"):

baiting (harassment especially of a tethered animal)

badgering; bedevilment; torment; worrying (the act of harassing someone)

sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual behavior by a supervisor toward an employee)

ribbing; tantalization; tease; teasing (the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances)

witch-hunt (searching out and harassing dissenters)


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