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[fruh-strey-shuh n] /frʌˈstreɪ ʃən/

act of ; state of being :
the frustration of the president’s efforts.
an instance of being :
to experience a series of frustrations before completing a project.
something that , as an unresolved problem.
a feeling of dissatisfaction, often accompanied by anxiety or depression, resulting from unfulfilled needs or unresolved problems.
the condition of being frustrated
something that frustrates


“act of frustrating,” 1550s, from Latin frustrationem (nominative frustratio) “a deception, a disappointment,” noun of action from past participle stem of frustrari (see frustrate). Earlier (mid-15c.) with a sense of “nullification.”

frustration frus·tra·tion (frŭ-strā’shən)


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