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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.
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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"
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مُضايِق او مُتَحَرِّش جِنْسِيَّا
člověk někoho sexuálně obtěžující
človek, ktorý pohlavne zneužíva iného
sarkıntılık yapan kimse


[məˈlɛstər] nauteur m d'une agression sexuelle
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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Inane explanation, psychologists elaborate that the 'molested 'attempt to relive the trauma he experienced By being the molester and this role reversal gives him the 'upper hand' and he learns to master the situation to get rid of the 'victimized feeling'.
ATTOCK -- The model court on Saturday awarded capital punishment to a child molester. As per details, Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal has awarded death punishment, life imprisonment and three years rigorous imprisonment to Nadeem Shah.
Referring to Ahsan Khan, who won an award for Best Actor In A Negative Role for his performance as villain in child sexual abuse drama Udaari, Hussain remarked: "Itna khoobsurat child molester, kaash mein bhi bacha hota" (what a beautiful child molester, if only I was also a child).
According to reports, the Larnaca district court on Monday imposed on the molester a fine of e1/4700 for engaging in an indecent act directed at parents of the victim who is now an adult.
Taimoor Salahuddin aka Mooro has responded to the outrage following his 'joke' about being a child molester. Taking to Instagram, the v-logger, who is known for his wit and humour, explained his side of the story.
A 21-year-old college student from Kolkata, India, bravely fought her molester late on Monday (May 13) night and jumped onto the pillion seat, covered his eyes and kept punching him until a crowd gathered.
Dubai: Social media was angered by an Indian school principal's decision to expel a girl for "tarnishing" the school's image and "creating a scene", after she publicly beat up her molester and got him arrested.
NOWSHERA -- Nowshera Police Tuesday claimed to have arrested an accused of a 9-year old girl's molester who found dead in Nawa Kalay area's graveyard last week.
"I'm horrified that someone could compare a bad review to a child molester," said Pauline Carruthers.
ISLAMABAD:Supreme Court on Tuesday maintained life imprisonment of ten-year girl's molester Abid Hamid while rejecting his appeal against sentence.
A 54-year-old woman has survived a gun attack allegedly committed by her daughter's alleged molester, police said Wednesday.
In February, a Florida inmate said he ( killed his cellmate because the cellmate was a child molester.