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mŏlestĭa , ae, f. molestus,
I.trouble, troublesomeness, irksomeness, uneasiness, annoyance, molestation, vexation, disgust, dislike, etc. (class.).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “sine molestiā,Cato, R. R. 154; cf.: “sine molestiā tuā,without trouble to yourself, Cic. Fam. 13, 23, 2: “molestiam exhibere,to cause, id. ib. 12, 30, 1: “habeo etiam illam molestiam, quod, etc.,id. ib. 16, 12, 5: “fasces habent molestiam,produce, cause, id. Att. 8, 3, 6: “ex pernicie rei publicae molestiam trahere,to feel troubled, id. Fam. 4, 3, 1: “capere,to be vexed, annoyed, id. Sull. 1, 1: “alicui aspergere,to give, occasion, id. Q. Fr. 2, 10, 2: “afferre,Ter. Hec. 3, 2, 9: “demere,id. Ad. 5, 3, 33: “molestiis se laxare,Cic. Fam. 5, 14, 3: “navigandi,Suet. Calig. 23.—
B. In partic., of speech, stiffness, affectation: “diligens elegantia sine molestiā,Cic. Brut. 38, 143: “si nihil habere molestiarum Atticorum est,id. ib. 91, 315.—
II. Transf., concr., that which causes trouble, an annoyance: “sermones ne et hic viris sint et domi molestiae,Plaut. Poen. prol. 35; “of spots or blotches on the face: molestiae in facie,Plin. 28, 8, 28, § 109.
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