harassment-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of annoyance, a bother

Commentary: HARASSMENT[+state][+annoyance][+extreme]
NOTE: a subject experiences annoyance, no implied object
NOTE: nominalization corresponds to a predicate 'my harassment grew' -> 'I grew harassed', 'her harassment at seeing him' 'she BE harassed at seeing him'

Her harassment at having to pick us up at the airport was evident on her face.
My harassment grew as the minutes passed and I remained on hold.
The harassments of holiday shopping and entertaining put Mary in a cranky mood.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the activity of molesting or mistreating someone

Commentary: HARASSMENT[+activity][+mistreatment][+molestation]
NOTE: a subject/agent bothers a patient/object
NOTE: nominalization corresponds to transitive verb - 'his harassment of the prisoner' -> 'he harassed the prisoner'

He resigned from the senate after being accused of sexual harassment.
The harassment of new prisoners by other inmates was a fact of life there.
Harassment of any wildlife in this nature preserve is against the law.

PropBank: harassment.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2