1. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances;
- Example: "harassed working mothers"
- Example: "a harried expression"
- Example: "her poor pestered father had to endure her constant interruptions"
- Example: "the vexed parents of an unruly teenager"
[syn: annoyed, harassed, harried, pestered, vexed]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
harried \harried\ adj. same as harassed. Syn: annoyed, harassed, pestered. [WordNet 1.5]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Harry \Har"ry\ (-r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harried (-r[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Harrying.] [OE. harwen, herien, her[yogh]ien, AS. hergian to act as an army, to ravage, plunder, fr. here army; akin to G. heer, Icel. herr, Goth. harjis, and Lith. karas war. Cf. Harbor, Herald, Heriot.] [1913 Webster] 1. To strip; to pillage; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land. [1913 Webster] To harry this beautiful region. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] A red squirrel had harried the nest of a wood thrush. --J. Burroughs. [1913 Webster] 2. To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass. --Shak. Syn: To ravage; plunder; pillage; lay waste; vex; tease; worry; annoy; harass. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
28 Moby Thesaurus words for "harried": badgered, baited, bedeviled, beset, bugged, bullyragged, chivied, deviled, dogged, fretted, harassed, haunted, heckled, hectored, hounded, needled, nipped at, persecuted, pestered, picked on, plagued, ragged, teased, tormented, vexed, worried, worried sick, worried stiff