Synonyms for molestation

Synonyms for (noun) molestation

Synonyms: molestation, harassment

Definition: the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism

Similar words: mistreatment

Definition: the practice of treating (someone or something) badly

Usage: he should be punished for his mistreatment of his mother

Synonyms: molestation

Definition: the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)

Similar words: sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault

Definition: a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

Usage: most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault