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frustration

Syllabification: frus·tra·tion
Pronunciation: /frəˈstrāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of frustration in English:

noun

1The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something: I sometimes feel like screaming with frustration
More example sentences
  • When he was substituted, the TV cameras even witnessed him kicking out at the dug-out in frustration.
  • Some Russian media are speculating that military officers are resigning in frustration.
  • One of the little boys kicked in frustration at one of the two perimeter fences that separated him from his father.
Synonyms
1.1An event or circumstance that causes one to have a feeling of frustration: the inherent frustrations of assembly line work
More example sentences
  • Her eyes became pregnant with tears as all of the days frustrations collapsed into a final heap of emotions.
  • A Wakefield Council spokeswoman said it shared the frustrations of landowners but it was powerless to act.
  • On the other hand, dispatching the form electronically will at least overcome such petty frustrations.
1.2The prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something: the frustration of their wishes
More example sentences
  • Congenital retardation seems to doom many of the retarded individual's interests to frustration.
  • Consequently, I wanted to avoid the frustration of the country's restrictive speed limits.
Synonyms
thwarting, defeat, prevention, foiling, blocking, spoiling, circumvention, forestalling, disappointment, derailment;
obstruction, hampering, hindering;
failure, collapse

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin frustratio(n-), from frustrare 'disappoint' (see frustrate).

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