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 for harassed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harass \Har"ass\ (h[a^]r"as or h[.a]*r[a^]s"), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Harassed (h[a^]r"ast or h[.a]*r[a^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Harassing.] [F. harasser; cf. OF. harace a basket made of
     cords, harace, harasse,a very heavy and large shield; or
     harer to set (a dog) on.]
     To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts;
     esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause
     to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes
     followed by out.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           [Troops] harassed with a long and wearisome march.
                                                    --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Nature oppressed and harass'd out with care. --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Vext with lawyers and harass'd with debt. --Tennyson.
  
     Syn: To weary; jade; tire; perplex; distress; tease; worry;
          disquiet; chafe; gall; annoy; irritate; plague; vex;
          molest; trouble; disturb; torment.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  harassed \harassed\ (h[a^]r"ast or h[.a]*r[a^]st"), adj.
     troubled persistently, especially with petty annoyances; as,
     harassed working mothers.
  
     Syn: annoyed, harried, pestered.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  harassed
      adj 1: troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances;
             "harassed working mothers"; "a harried expression"; "her
             poor pestered father had to endure her constant
             interruptions"; "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
             [syn: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered,
             vexed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "harassed":
     annoyed, anxious, badgered, baited, bedeviled, beset, bothered,
     bugged, bullyragged, chivied, deviled, distracted, distrait,
     distressed, dogged, embarrassed, fretted, harried, haunted,
     heckled, hectored, hounded, inconvenienced, irked, needled,
     nipped at, persecuted, perturbed, pestered, picked on, plagued,
     put to it, puzzled, ragged, sore beset, teased, tormented,
     troubled, vexed, worried, worried sick, worried stiff
  
  

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