Definitions of thwarting

  1. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. preventing realization or attainment of a desire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for thwarting

  1. Schopenhauer went so far as to assert that both in the pain of unrequited love and the joy of success, vanity is a more important factor than the thwarting of sensual desires, because only a psychic disturbance can stir us so deeply. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  2. He turns from the lower nature that is thwarting him to the higher which is his innermost being, from the separated self that tortures him to the One Self that is the Heart of all. – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant