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Meaning of MOLEST

Pronunciation:  mu'lest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"
  2. [v]  harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to

MOLEST is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, plague, provoke
 See Also: annoy, assail, assault, attack, bedevil, bother, chafe, crucify, devil, dun, frustrate, get at, get to, goad, gravel, irritate, nark, needle, nettle, rag, rile, set on, torment, vex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mo*lest"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Molested}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Molesting}.] [F. molester, L. molestare, fr. molestus
    troublesome, fr. moles a heavy mass, load, burden. See 3d
    To trouble; to disturb; to render uneasy; to interfere with;
    to vex.
          They have molested the church with needless opposition.
    Syn: To trouble; disturb; incommode; inconvenience; annoy;
         vex; tease.
  2. \Mo*lest"\, n.
    Molestation. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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