Definition of Thwarted

1. Adjective. Disappointingly unsuccessful. "His best efforts were thwarted"

Exact synonyms: Defeated, Disappointed, Discomfited, Foiled, Frustrated
Similar to: Unsuccessful
Derivative terms: Discomfited



Definition of Thwarted

1. Verb. (past of ''thwart'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thwarted

1. thwart [v] - See also: thwart

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thwarted

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thuya
thuyas
thuyin
thuyol
thwack
thwacked
thwacker
thwackers
thwacking
thwacks
thwaite
thwaites
thwap
thwart
thwarted (current term)
thwartedness
thwarter
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thwarting
thwartingly
thwartings
thwartly
thwartness
thwarts
thwartwise
thwittle
thwittles
thwock
thwocked

Literary usage of Thwarted

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1. Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-general in the Army of the Revolution by George Washington Greene (1871)
"Cabal thwarted. — Strange Tradition. — Attempt to gain over Lafayette. ... Fall of Conway. cabal was again thwarted. It was evident that their webs had been ..."

2. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"DE KALB COMMISSIONED MAJOR-GENERAL PRETENSIONS OF CONWAY thwarted BY WASHINGTON—CONWAY CABAL GATES REMISS IN CORRESPONDENCE DILATORY IN FORWARDING TROOPS ..."

3. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"King William is thwarted by his new parliament—§ XVI. He is obliged to send away his Dutch guards —§ XVII. The commons address the king against the Papists— ..."

4. Daniel Defoe: His Life, and Recently Discovered Writings ; Extending from by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"Ambition thwarted by Love. MJ, July 2.—Mr. Mist, Scribere jussit Amor. A pretty Motto faith ! I wish I could get Mrs. Jenny out of my Head, I would tell you ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Chartists had thwarted the anti-corn law agitation, neither of the two leaders at that time threw themselves with much vigour into the question of ..."

6. The History of America by William Robertson (1821)
"judges thwarted the viceroy in every measure, set v ^l_. mutual disgust soon grew into open enmity. The BOOK at liberty prisoners whom he had confined, ..."

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