Frustrate meaning

frŭs'trāt'
To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in.

She was frustrated by his inability to remember her birthday.

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The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.

When all the necessary tools are not available to complete a specific project, this is an example of a way to frustrate a job.

When you keep trying to talk to your friend and he keeps interrupting you which annoys you, this is an example of a time when your friend frustrates you.

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To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual.

Frustrated his ambition; frustrated their scheme for reform.

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To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart.

A persistent wind frustrated me as I tried to rake the leaves.

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To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify.

To frustrate plans.

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To prevent from achieving an objective; foil; baffle; defeat.

To frustrate an opponent.

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To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious.
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To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied.
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To become frustrated.
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Frustrated; baffled; defeated.
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To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.

It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.

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To hinder or thwart.

My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.

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To cause stress or panic.

This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.

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Origin of frustrate

Middle English frustraten from Latin frūstrārī frūstrāt- from frūstrā in vain