Definition of frustrate in English:

frustrate

Line breaks: frus|trate

verb

Pronunciation: /frʌˈstreɪt
 
, ˈfrʌs-/
[with object]

adjective

Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌstreɪt
 
/
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  • Frustrated.

Derivatives

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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