Adjective "harried" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling strained as a result of having demands persistently made on one; harassed.
  1. 'I do not like being rude, but I like even less being badgered and harried.'
  2. 'He flew down the stairs with his harried staff scrambling to make ready all he had asked for.'
  3. 'Some harried travelers just want the soothing ambience of a small inn.'
  4. 'Instead of raging against modern life, they sold themselves as easing the way for the harried middle class.'
  5. 'Many are too busy, too harried, too misinformed.'
  6. 'They readily agreed, and so did the harried hotel desk clerk.'
  7. 'Even if Bushnell frames parental tasks with urgency, the basic activities of parenthood are far from harried.'
  8. 'In fact the entire year seems hell-bent on hurtling towards December 25 in a desperate, harried, headlong rush.'
  9. 'The malls and department stores are filled with harried shoppers.'
  10. 'Harried health workers picked through the impatient crowd, sorting out the sickest children.'


1. to harass, annoy, or prove a nuisance to by or as if by repeated attacks; worry: He was harried by constant doubts.

2. to ravage, as in war; devastate: The troops harried the countryside. verb (used without object), harried, harrying.

3. to make harassing incursions.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be harried in looses."

"starings can be harried for times."

"people can be harried for times."

"investors can be harried in/at/on weeks."

"investors can be harried at prospects."

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