frustrating


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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.

frustrating

(frʌˈstreɪtɪŋ)
adj
upsetting, difficult, tiring, or annoying
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frustrating - discouraging by hindering
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
2.frustrating - preventing realization or attainment of a desire
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
Translations
frusztráló
neprijetno

frustrating

[frʌsˈtreɪtɪŋ] ADJfrustrante
how frustrating!¡qué frustrante!

frustrating

[frʌˈstreɪtɪŋ] adj
[situation, job] → frustrant(e)
[day] → démoralisant(e)

frustrating

adjfrustrierend; it’s so frustratingdas ist alles so frustrierend, so ein Frust (inf)

frustrating

[frʌˈstreɪtɪŋ] adj (job) → frustrante; (day) → disastroso/a
how frustrating! → che seccatura!
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We were only a few seconds, or half a minute, away from winning the game, so it's hugely frustrating.
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