Definition of frustrate in English:

frustrate

Syllabification: frus·trate
Pronunciation: /ˈfrəsˌtrāt
 
/

verb

[with object]

adjective

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  • Frustrated.

Derivatives

frustrater

noun
More example sentences
  • Most people who have been sued by the third-party recovery sector are NOT combative frustraters of the system.
  • This framework is pervasive, more than a century old, efficiency oriented, and largely unexamined as a systematic frustrater of innovation.
  • What frustraters me is that there was evidence clearly overlooked from our understanding, and from reading the forensic reports that this death was murder.

frustratingly

adverb
[as submodifier]: progress turned out to be frustratingly slow
More example sentences
  • Player selection is also frustratingly slow and while point-scoring is a forgiving art, goal-scoring is less so.
  • And on and on it goes, the frustratingly slow advance of the Allied troops through Europe.
  • Above all he is slow, often frustratingly, but when infinite patience is required, helpfully so.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin frustrat- 'disappointed', from the verb frustrare, from frustra 'in vain'.

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