Adjective "harassed" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Feeling or looking strained as a result of having too many demands made on one.
  1. 'There are also the typical DD telefilms featuring drunken husbands and harassed wives, or women collectors in district bungalows being leered at by local goons.'
  2. 'Sometimes just sitting in the company of books, breathing in their slight mustiness, and listening to their quiet voices can renew a harassed soul.'
  3. 'Among the harassed electricity company executives who stammered in front of television cameras on the night of the power cuts was Bill Edwards, president of Niagara Mohawk.'
  4. 'How fortunate that the escapes always seem to happen at a time when harassed parents, wondering how to entertain their school free kids, will have time to organise trips to help the search.'
  5. 'Deprived of a nation of their own, they have lived for centuries as a harassed minority, trapped in the border regions of hostile countries that frequently become war zones.'
  6. 'Ray Collins as Roscoe Denten, the harassed film director, and Michael O'Brien, as Rod, also contributed to the success of the show.'
  7. 'One of the advertisements highlights the pressure that non-stop demands put on harassed parents.'
  8. 'Try telling that to a million harassed parents when Mattel's Harry Potter merchandise doesn't hit the shops.'
  9. 'All set a perfect mood for relaxing the strained sinews and harassed souls.'
  10. 'Even the most harassed of producers would make the time to walk at least three times as far to Villandry along Marylebone High Street for its real bread or freshly made and interesting salads.'


1. to disturb persistently; torment, as with troubles or cares; bother continually; pester; persecute.

2. to trouble by repeated attacks, incursions, etc., as in war or hostilities; harry; raid.

More examples(as adjective)

"presidents can be harassed for futures."

"people can be harassed at eases."

"people can be harassed."

"teachers can be harassed."

"parents can be harassed."

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