Frustrate



[fruhs-treyt] /ˈfrʌs treɪt/

verb (used with object), frustrated, frustrating.
1.
to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify:
The student’s indifference frustrated the teacher’s efforts to help him.
2.
to disappoint or thwart (a person):
a talented woman whom life had frustrated.
verb (used without object), frustrated, frustrating.
3.
to become :
His trouble is that he frustrates much too easily.
adjective
4.
Obsolete. frustrated.
/frʌˈstreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; thwart
2.
to upset, agitate, or tire: her constant complaints began to frustrate him
adjective
3.
(archaic) frustrated or thwarted; baffled
v.

mid-15c., from Latin frustratus, past participle of frustrari “to deceive, disappoint, frustrate,” from frustra (adv.) “in vain, in error,” related to fraus “injury, harm” (see fraud). Related: Frustrated; frustrating.

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