[fruhs-treyt] /ˈfrʌs treɪt/
verb (used with object), frustrated, frustrating.
to make (plans, efforts, etc.) worthless or of no avail; defeat; nullify:
The student’s indifference frustrated the teacher’s efforts to help him.
to disappoint or thwart (a person):
a talented woman whom life had frustrated.
verb (used without object), frustrated, frustrating.
to become :
His trouble is that he frustrates much too easily.
to hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; thwart
to upset, agitate, or tire: her constant complaints began to frustrate him
(archaic) frustrated or thwarted; baffled
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.
[fruh-strey-shuh n] /frʌˈstreɪ ʃən/ noun 1. act of ; state of being : the frustration of the president’s efforts. 2. an instance of being : to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project. 3. something that , as an unresolved problem. 4. a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting […]
[fruhs-chool] /ˈfrʌs tʃul/ noun, Botany. 1. the siliceous cell wall of a diatom. /ˈfrʌstjuːl/ noun 1. (botany) the hard siliceous cell wall of a diatom frustule (frŭs’chl) The silica-rich cell wall of a diatom. Frustules are divided into two halves, and the intricate patterns of depressions and projections on each half help to identify individual […]
[fruhs-tuh-luh m, -chuh-] /ˈfrʌs tə ləm, -tʃə-/ noun, plural frustula [fruhs-tuh-luh, -chuh-] /ˈfrʌs tə lə, -tʃə-/ (Show IPA). Roman Catholic Church. 1. a small breakfast permitted on fast days.
[fruhs-tuh m] /ˈfrʌs təm/ noun, plural frustums, frusta [fruhs-tuh] /ˈfrʌs tə/ (Show IPA). Geometry. 1. the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base. 2. the part of a solid, as a cone or pyramid, between two usually parallel cutting planes. /ˈfrʌstəm/ noun (pl) […]