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frus·tra·tion

 (frŭ-strā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of preventing the accomplishment or fulfillment of something: the defense's frustration of their opponent's attempts to score.
b. The feeling or state of being frustrated: I couldn't get a real person to talk to and slammed down the phone in frustration.
2. Something that causes such a feeling or state: a job with many frustrations.

frustration

(frʌˈstreɪʃən)
n
1. the condition of being frustrated
2. something that frustrates
3. (Psychology) psychol
a. the prevention or hindering of a potentially satisfying activity
b. the emotional reaction to such prevention that may involve aggression

frus•tra•tion

(frʌˈstreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of frustrating; state of being frustrated.
2. an instance of being frustrated.
3. something that frustrates, as an unresolved problem.
4. a feeling of dissatisfaction often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]

Frustration

 

See Also: DEJECTION, EMOTIONS

  1. Feel so useless … like a still life —Margaret Drabble
  2. (I’m as) frustrated as a dog on a chain —Anton Chekhov
  3. Frustrated [about career] … as though she were peanut butter that was forced into a hypodermic syringe —Ann Jasperson
  4. Frustration … began to creep up his neck like a hot hand —Flannery O’Connor
  5. Frustration lingered between her legs like an ache —Susan Lois
  6. (The writing is becoming) more and more impossible … I’m like a toad squashed by a paving stone, like a dog with its guts crushed out by a shit-wagon, like a clot of snot under a policeman’s boot, etc. —Gustave Flaubert
  7. (The reporters are still) running around like blind dogs in a meat house —James Reston, New York Times/The Changing Guard, February 22, 1987
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frustration - the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goalsfrustration - the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
disappointment, letdown - a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized; "his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment"
2.frustration - an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
3.frustration - a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized; "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"
vexation, annoyance, chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation

frustration

Translations
إحْباط، فَشَل، تَثْبيط
frustracezklamání
frustrationskuffelse
frustracija
bukásmeghiúsulásrombadőlés
vonbrigîi; gremja
frustrácia
frustracija
sıkılmaüzüntü

frustration

[frʌsˈtreɪʃən] N (gen) → frustración f; (= disappointment) → decepción f; (= annoyance) → molestia f

frustration

[frʌˈstreɪʃən] nfrustration f
to scream with frustration → pousser un cri de frustration

frustration

nFrustration f no pl; (of hopes, plans, plot)Zerschlagung f; the frustrations of city lifedie Frustration or der Frust (inf)des Stadtlebens; he has had many frustrations during the course of this projecter hat im Verlauf dieses Projektes viele Rückschläge erlebt

frustration

[frʌˈstreɪʃn] n (feeling, of hopes) → frustrazione f; (of plans) → inutilità; (setback) → scocciatura

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.

frus·tra·tion

n. frustración.
References in classic literature ?
To the boy, no doubt, the episode was only a pathetic instance of vain frustration, of wasted forces.
The strength of his feeling was revealed to him instantly, and he gave himself up to an irresistible rage and sense of frustration.
In the story of this passion, too, the development varies: sometimes it is the glorious marriage, sometimes frustration and final parting.
But to these things I gave less thought than to the sudden frustration of all our plans.
Again, after speaking of the frustration of some impulses which is involved in acquiring the habits of a civilized adult, he continues:
He was about to get down and lead his horse through the damp dirt of the hollow farmyard, shadowed drearily by the large half-timbered buildings, up to the long line of tumble-down dwelling-houses standing on a raised causeway; but the timely appearance of a cowboy saved him that frustration of a plan he had determined on,--namely, not to get down from his horse during this visit.
STUART LANCASTER voiced his frustration after England opened their series against New Zealand with an agonising 20-15 defeat in the first Test at Eden Park.
Ashford University research expert offers advice for handling frustration
After the defeat of June 1967, frustration overwhelmed the Arab peoples and their elites, in a manner that went even beyond what happened after 1948.
Frustration piled upon frustration with an added layer of frustration.
Other studies have shown that blocking people from achieving their positive goals increases frustration, which is not surprising, but this is the first to demonstrate that even denying people the chance to commit forbidden behaviors can increase frustration.
Any gestures that are done by way of unilateral declaration, they are expressions of frustration and they may be understandable for that reason but they don't deliver a Palestinian state," he said.