Adjective "hassled" definition and examples

(Hassled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhas(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

Irritating inconvenience.
  1. count noun 'travelling can be a hassle'
  2. '‘It's caused a lot of inconvenience and hassle but it's not going to affect our business,’ he said.'
  3. 'Just the thought of going into a fish shop and knowing you can get something that's gluten free with no hassle and no fuss is wonderful.'
  4. 'The entire trip was about 2hrs flying time. No stress, no hassle and most of all no security check points.'
  5. 'Who in their right mind would dedicate months of stress, hassle and intrusion into their lives for the sake of at worst #500 or at best #1500.'
  6. 'Given the bureaucratic hassle involved in getting a permit and logistics, organizing a climbing expedition can be a daunting task.'
  7. 'Basically, it does exactly what it says on the tin with the minimum of fuss and hassle.'
  8. 'Dan Cowman said he did not think a pub would cause any more problems or hassle than those being experienced in the area at the moment.'
  9. 'It can involve a lot of hassle and it is our job as a company to take the pain out of the process.'
  10. 'Daily hassles refer to ‘irritating, frustrating, and distressing demands that characterize everyday transactions with the environment’.'
  11. 'But anyway I got the webcam, took it to work, installed it on my pc there with no fuss or hassle, just pop in the cd, agree to the terms and conditions and then we're good to go.'
  12. 'But misunderstandings and mistrust do exist, and some have resulted in hassle and harassment.'
  13. 'We have to pick our way to sanity through a cacophony of pressure and hassle which are not the product of any one moment in time but of the times in which we live.'

verb

Harass; pester.
  1. 'Back to the ‘saloon’ in the town's Square the gang are in full flight picking fights, hassling girls and general causing mayhem.'
  2. 'They harry, hassle, then show the odd touch of greatness to get a result.'
  3. 'By day, he has to remain out of sight, but in the evening, he pushes his cart out and chooses a place where he is unlikely to be hassled by the police.'
  4. 'Yeah, I could have hassled you for an autograph worth £400 on e-bay.'
  5. 'All you have to do is to keep hassling people in television, ring them up, ask if you can get work experience, see if you can borrow someone's TV camera and start filming things around.'
  6. 'Even though they had very obviously secured victory and there was no way back for Wexford still they harassed and hassled the visitors.'
  7. 'I'll just keep calling you and hassling you until you do…'
  8. 'We are harried and hassled by time, the clock is our master, the ghost that turns up at every feast.'
  9. 'Now I've been a biker since I old enough to work a kick-stand so getting hassled by the fuzz is nothing new.'
  10. 'When a conservative pundit ‘knows’ something to be true, don't go hassling him with contrary evidence.'

More definitions

1. a disorderly dispute.

2. a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle. verb (used without object), hassled, hassling.

3. to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.

4. to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line. verb (used with object), hassled, hassling.

5. to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't

More examples(as adjective)

"claimants can be hassled by problems."

"people can be hassled."

"looks can be hassled."

"claimants can be hassled."

Origin

(hassle)Late 19th century (originally dialect in the sense ‘hack or saw at’): of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of haggle and tussle.