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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
References in classic literature ?
That, brother Sancho," said the canon, "only holds good as far as the enjoyment of the revenue goes; but the lord of the seigniory must attend to the administration of justice, and here capacity and sound judgment come in, and above all a firm determination to find out the truth; for if this be wanting in the beginning, the middle and the end will always go wrong; and God as commonly aids the honest intentions of the simple as he frustrates the evil designs of the crafty.
But convenience frequently frustrates the best-regulated plans.
This kind of trouble Tom and his friends had experienced before, on other trips where rivals had sought to frustrate their ends.
The idea is one that no circumstances can frustrate.
Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
Well, my sweet," said Miss Pross, nodding her head emphatically, "the short and the long of it is, that I am a subject of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third;" Miss Pross curtseyed at the name; "and as such, my maxim is, Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On him our hopes we fix, God save the King