Definition of Frustration

1. Noun. The feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals.

Exact synonyms: Defeat
Generic synonyms: Disappointment, Letdown
Derivative terms: Defeatist, Frustrate



2. Noun. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts.
Exact synonyms: Foiling, Thwarting
Generic synonyms: Hinderance, Hindrance, Interference
Derivative terms: Foil, Frustrate, Thwart

3. Noun. A feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized. "Her constant complaints were the main source of his frustration"
Generic synonyms: Annoyance, Chafe, Vexation
Derivative terms: Frustrate, Frustrate

Definition of Frustration

1. n. The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs

Definition of Frustration

1. Noun. The act of frustrating, or the state, or an instance of being frustrated ¹

2. Noun. A thing that frustrates ¹

3. Noun. The feeling of annoyance when one's actions are criticized or hindered ¹

4. Noun. Anger not directed at anything or anyone in particular ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frustration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Frustration

1. The motivational and/or affective state resulting from being blocked, thwarted, disappointed or defeated. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Frustration

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frustrable
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frustrately
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frustration (current term)
frustration-aggression hypothesis
frustration tolerance
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frutage
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frutefull

Literary usage of Frustration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"THE TORCH Is LIGHTED BY frustration About thirty years ago, junior and senior high school teachers began to voice their frustration with students that ..."

2. An Authentic Narrative of Four Years' Residence at Tongataboo: One of the by George Vason (1810)
"The aid of Missions from civilization and laio considered, as to Africa and the East Indies.—The gospel a grand means of civilization.—The frustration of ..."

3. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1868)
"... Crocker's division—Capture of Jackson— Retreat of Johnston towards Canton—Destruction of railroad and stores— frustration of Johnston's plans—Pemberton ..."

4. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1885)
"... Crocker's division—Capture of Jackson— Retreat of Johnston towards Canton—Destruction of railroad and stores— frustration of Johnston's plans—Pemberton ..."

5. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1886)
"frustration of his attempt to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem.—His efforts to animate Paganism with a spirit of morality derided by the Pagans themselves. ..."

6. The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa by David Livingstone (1875)
"Dreadful Effect of Slaving.—News of Country across the Lualaba.—Tiresome frustration. ... frustration ..."

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