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!
References in classic literature ?
As the frustrating of this one attempt involved a score of false alarms, it will be understood what a tribute old Mrs.
The old gentleman was staying in bed on account of the cold weather, and as Mary Garth was not to be seen in the sitting-room, Fred went up-stairs immediately and presented the letter to his uncle, who, propped up comfortably on a bed-rest, was not less able than usual to enjoy his consciousness of wisdom in distrusting and frustrating mankind.
The girl's song ended in a stifled scream as she leaped forward with the evident intention of frustrating the kaldane's purpose; but she was too late, and well it was, for an instant later she realized the purpose of Ghek's act as she saw the dagger fly from his hand, pass Gahan's shoulder, and sink full to the guard in the soft face of Luud.
Well, sir, I have been thinking that if you were waiting in the back garden alone, and I was to let you in, at the door which opens into it, from the end of the passage, at exactly half-past eleven o'clock, you would be just in the very moment of time to assist me in frustrating the designs of this bad man, by whom I have been unfortunately ensnared.
For us, it was the number of turnovers that were frustrating, but we've got to be excited and look forward to next week.
It was frustrating, but we tried pretty much everything with the ball," Broad (left) said.
Despite these qualities, however, I found this book highly disturbing and frustrating.
They are, in fact, patients perceived as frustrating and difficult to treat, often because of their manipulative demands and ambiguous physical complaints.
It also prevents a tenant from frustrating an owner's ability to promptly recover an apartment for the owner's use by delaying the offer for alternative housing.
It's frustrating when you know that House Democrats went home for Thanksgiving when the heat was on and simply told their constituents who must re-elect them that they would indeed correct many of the inequities in the sales tax program created by the Governor's Revenue Department.
More than half (51%) of Americans say they find this aspect of travel frustrating.
Chester were the better team in the first half, frustrating a side fancied to go close to promotion and taking the lead when Craig Hobson punished a howler on 28 minutes.