frustrate (frustrates, present participle frustrating; past and past participle frustrated)
- (transitive) To disappoint or defeat; to vex by depriving of something expected or desired.
- It frustrates me to do all this work and then lose it all.
- (transitive) To hinder or thwart.
- Synonyms: Thesaurus:hinder
- My clumsy fingers frustrate my typing efforts.
- (transitive) To cause stress or annoyance.
- This test frustrates me because if I fail, it'll destroy my grade.
- Russian: мешать
- ineffectual; useless; fruitless.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
- Our frustrate search.
- Russian: тщетный