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frus·trate

 (frŭs′trāt′)
tr.v. frus·trat·ed, frus·trat·ing, frus·trates
1.
a. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart: A persistent wind frustrated me as I tried to rake the leaves.
b. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in: She was frustrated by his inability to remember her birthday.
2. To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual: frustrated his ambition; frustrated their scheme for reform.

[Middle English frustraten, from Latin frūstrārī, frūstrāt-, from frūstrā, in vain.]

frus′trat′er n.
frus′trat′ing·ly adv.

frustrate

(frʌˈstreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; thwart
2. to upset, agitate, or tire: her constant complaints began to frustrate him.
adj
archaic frustrated or thwarted; baffled
[C15: from Latin frustrāre to cheat, from frustrā in error]
frusˈtrater n

frus•trate

(ˈfrʌs treɪt)

v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify.
2. to disappoint or thwart (a person).
v.i.
3. to become frustrated.
adj.
4. frustrated.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin frustrātus, past participle of frustrārī, v. derivative of frustrā in vain]
frus′trat•er, n.
frus′trat•ing•ly, adv.

frustrate


Past participle: frustrated
Gerund: frustrating

Imperative
frustrate
frustrate
Present
I frustrate
you frustrate
he/she/it frustrates
we frustrate
you frustrate
they frustrate
Preterite
I frustrated
you frustrated
he/she/it frustrated
we frustrated
you frustrated
they frustrated
Present Continuous
I am frustrating
you are frustrating
he/she/it is frustrating
we are frustrating
you are frustrating
they are frustrating
Present Perfect
I have frustrated
you have frustrated
he/she/it has frustrated
we have frustrated
you have frustrated
they have frustrated
Past Continuous
I was frustrating
you were frustrating
he/she/it was frustrating
we were frustrating
you were frustrating
they were frustrating
Past Perfect
I had frustrated
you had frustrated
he/she/it had frustrated
we had frustrated
you had frustrated
they had frustrated
Future
I will frustrate
you will frustrate
he/she/it will frustrate
we will frustrate
you will frustrate
they will frustrate
Future Perfect
I will have frustrated
you will have frustrated
he/she/it will have frustrated
we will have frustrated
you will have frustrated
they will have frustrated
Future Continuous
I will be frustrating
you will be frustrating
he/she/it will be frustrating
we will be frustrating
you will be frustrating
they will be frustrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frustrating
you have been frustrating
he/she/it has been frustrating
we have been frustrating
you have been frustrating
they have been frustrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frustrating
you will have been frustrating
he/she/it will have been frustrating
we will have been frustrating
you will have been frustrating
they will have been frustrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frustrating
you had been frustrating
he/she/it had been frustrating
we had been frustrating
you had been frustrating
they had been frustrating
Conditional
I would frustrate
you would frustrate
he/she/it would frustrate
we would frustrate
you would frustrate
they would frustrate
Past Conditional
I would have frustrated
you would have frustrated
he/she/it would have frustrated
we would have frustrated
you would have frustrated
they would have frustrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.frustrate - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) offrustrate - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
2.frustrate - treat cruellyfrustrate - treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
madden - drive up the wall; go on someone's nerves
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
hamstring - make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
badger, beleaguer, bug, pester, tease - annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
persecute, oppress - cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

frustrate

frustrate

verb
To prevent from accomplishing a purpose:
Informal: cross, stump.
Translations
يُحْبِط، يُفْشِليُخَيِّب الآمال
otrávitzmařitznechutit
få til at miste modetforpurrefrustrere
estäätehdäturhauttaatyhjävaikeuttaa
frustrirati
csalódást okoz vkinek
ergja, skapraunagera aî engu, ónÿta
įvaryti į neviltįpaversti niekaispuolęs į neviltį
izjauktradīt neapmierinātību/vilšanos

frustrate

[frʌsˈtreɪt] VT [+ plan, effort, person] → frustrar; [+ hope] → defraudar
to feel frustratedsentirse frustrado
he's a frustrated artistes un artista frustrado

frustrate

[frʌˈstreɪt] vt
(= fill with frustration) [+ person] → frustrer
[+ plot, plans] → faire échouer; [+ efforts] → contrarier

frustrate

vt personfrustrieren; hopeszunichtemachen; plans, plotdurchkreuzen, zerstören; he was frustrated in his effortsseine Anstrengungen waren umsonst or vergebens; rescuers were frustrated in their search by bad weatherdie Retter wurden durch schlechtes Wetter bei der Suche behindert

frustrate

[frʌˈstreɪt] vt (plan, effort, hope) → rendere vano/a; (person) → frustrare

frustrate

(fraˈstreit) , ((American) ˈfrastreit) verb
1. to make (someone) feel disappointed, useless etc. Staying at home all day frustrated her.
2. to make useless. His efforts were frustrated.
fruˈstration noun
frusˈtrated adjective
1. disappointed; unhappy; not satisfied. She is very unhappy and frustrated as a teacher.
2. unable to have the kind of job, career etc that one would like. Literary critics are often frustrated writers.

frustrate

vt frustrar
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