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tr.v. mo·lest·ed, mo·lest·ing, mo·lests
1. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy: "Adams warned them not to molest American ships engaged in lawful commerce" (Walter McDougall).
a. To subject (a child) to sexual contact.
b. To subject (an adult) to unwanted sexual contact.

[Middle English molesten, from Old French molester, from Latin molestāre, from molestus, troublesome.]

mo′les·ta′tion (mō′lĕ-stā′shən) n.
mo·lest′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molester - someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
fondler - a molester who touches the intimate parts of the victim; "the woman charged that her jailer was a fondler"; "not all fondlers are sexual perverts"
مُضايِق او مُتَحَرِّش جِنْسِيَّا
člověk někoho sexuálně obtěžující
človek, ktorý pohlavne zneužíva iného
sarkıntılık yapan kimse


[məˈlɛstər] nauteur m d'une agression sexuelle


(məˈlest) verb
to annoy or interfere with. The children kept molesting her.
molester noun
a person who abuses someone sexually. The child molester was found guilty.
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The burden of responsibility should be on the molester.
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