Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: molestation
IPA transcription: [m,oʊlɛst'eɪʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: harassment, molestation
    Meaning: the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
  • Synonyms: molestation
    Meaning: the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
Usage examples
  • However, they succeeded in passing the night without further molestation.
  • Watching his opportunity, he generally contrived to seize the best bit of offal or bone, with which he retreated into a recess, the opening to which was so small that he knew the other dogs could not follow him into it, and where he enjoyed his repast without the fear of molestation.
  • He satisfied the Committee that he fully believed in freedom, and had proved his faith by his works, as he came in contact with pursuers, whom he put to flight by the use of an ugly-looking knife, which he plunged into one of them, producing quite a panic; the result was that he was left to pursue his Underground Rail Road journey without further molestation.