Definitions for molestməˈlɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mo•lestməˈlɛst(v.t.)

  1. to bother, interfere with, or annoy.

  2. to make indecent sexual advances to. to assault sexually.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of molest:

1325–75; ME < L molestāre to irk, der. of molestus irksome; cf. mōlēs mass, burden, trouble

mo•lest′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. molest(verb)

    harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

  2. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Wiktionary

  1. molest(Verb)

    To physically abuse, (occasionaly also means sexually especially regarding a minor )

  2. molest(Verb)

    To annoy intentionally

  3. molest(Verb)

    To disturb or tamper with.

  4. Origin: From molesten, from molester, from molestare, from molestus, from moles; see mole.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molest(verb)

    to trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with; to vex

  2. Molest(noun)

    molestation

Anagrams of molest

  1. motels


Translations for molest

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

molest(verb)

to annoy or interfere with

The children kept molesting her.

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