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Definitions of frustration

  1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized; "her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Disappointment: defeat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Failure; defeat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for frustration

  1. No mission, no frustration could touch with hysteria the humanity of Robert Browning. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  2. Simultaneously the mob saw him, huddled just beyond the gateway, and a howl of frustration and rage went ringing round the square. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley